Monday, August 27, 2012

Inspiration for Change: Make-a-Stand

What were YOU doing at Age 8??? 
Raising $150,000 to free human slaves? 'Cuz she is...

"I will sit at my lemonade stand every day, rain or shine, until I raise $150,000 for Not for Sale, an organization that is 're-abolishing' slavery.  When you buy #MAKEASTAND! Lemonade, you aren't just buying a drink, you are MAKING A STAND! [All] of our profits go to Not for Sale."   - Vivienne 

Did you watch that video? This little girl definitely has a spirit to serve others.  She dreams big and goes for it.  At age 8, Vivienne from Fairfax, California, USA is set on raising $150,000 to help FIGHT human trafficking!  Talk about taking action- she has raised $28,285 so far, and still counting! All proceeds go towards Not for Sale, an anti-human trafficking organization which helps rescue slaves of human trafficking (Check our previous post on Not for Sale HERE).

 Vivenee at her "MAKE-a-STAND" lemonade stand

She began the fundraiser June 24 after seeing a picture by Lisa Kristine, a photojournalist who documents enslaved people across the globe. The image showed two children in Nepal carrying stones.
"That was the tipping point for our family," said her father, Eric Harr. "You could feel the earth crack underneath us. Vivienne looked us square in the eyes and said, ‘We're doing something about this.'"
-Source: Hawaii News Now
Human Slavery.  Trafficking is estimated to be $32 billion industry, affecting 161 countries worldwide.  An estimated 12.3 million men, women and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world today.  Victims are trafficked both within and across international borders.  Migrants as well as internally displaced persons are particularly vulnerable, as evidenced by the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.
-Source: Polaris Project

So, how will you MAKE-a-STAND? If this 8 year old can... so can you!
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Nana Granada said...

so young yet with dreams so big =)

A. said...

she is amazing! big heart!

Carolyna said...

so cool idea

StreetChic by Eriel said...

hi dear, thanks for your comment. I'm following u, hope u'll follow me back

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

i love when kids have these types of values and a great care for others. God bless her... :)

Joy Shana said...

Nice very inspiring, nice blog, follow each other?

Lise Devos said...

Wow I love this campaign 'blogging against social justice!' It's really inspiring and let me know if you need extra people!!! :-)

- ME - Fashion Blog said...

Thanks for your comment...this little lady is amazing! :)
follow each other?

Diana said...

i saw this a few days ago -- what an amazing little girl! its so admirable how motivated and informed she is. and so inspiring! loving this blog -- it is such a great idea


Aitana said...

Such a nice idea!!!^^
i follow you on Facebook and Twitter ;)


Soeline said...

This young lady is a sweet heart.

Juju said...

so lovely, at 8 I played, played, played... I love that period: I am a lucky girl, my childhood was great!
Congrats girls for your behaviour about this topic, I am new follower

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Jessica said...

thanks for entering, good luck! this is so inspiring! sometimes we just get so caught up in our own thing it takes a child to do something to snap us back right?


Coconutrendy said...

soo nice idea.. :)
amazing blog!
can we follow each other?
come to visit me!

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Sara said...

Hi dear!
Love so much you're blog, is amazing!
Follow u, my name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.

Hope u follow back :) :)

A lot of kisses.

Lara 109 said...

Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comment on my blog!

Anne said...

You commented on my blog if I would like to join this blog. (my blog: Can you please give me some details. Thanks!

I really love this idea of a charity blog :D When I was 7 years old I drew cards for the seaquake in Asia. This year I went to Zambia to help building a school and we had to raise a lot of money for that. We also did some teaching and things.

Love, Anne

Katie Marie Clarke said...

This is so inspirational!
Thanks for bringing this blog to my eyes!
I would love to be a part of this in anyway possible. even if its just dedicating a post to your blog.
let me knowww xxx
keep in touch xoxo
I think this blog is great!!!!

Nathan Niche said...

so sweet of her to do so!! wow! Btw, if you're into printed tees, I'd recommend entering my newest Christopher Kane SS printed tee with aqua collar giveaway, totes free-

xx nathan.niche


blackberryfashion said...

great video :) I'm following you now :)

Megha Sarin said...

WOW! This is great! I like it that there are bloggers who blog for a social cause and raise a voice <3


Maria Flicka said...

Wowww....such a great idea!!! AMAZING little girl!
Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back!


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Mila said...

Your blog is awesome. I follow you! Check out my DIY blog

Golden Cheer Grahams said...

Amazing post !
I totally agree !!!

Stefania B. said...

wow.....this post is amazing and the little girl rock´s !!! She´s great....everyone must do something... :)

Sabrina Musco said...

i'm new follower your beautiful blog!!kiss!!

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Lili Matic said...

First of all thank you for the comment on my blog :)

I am amazed by this little girl and by your blog. Continue working that way ! The idea is great :***



Fashion Lookbook said...

What a sweet girl.

StreetChic by Eriel said...

i really love this post!!the pics are amazing! my best congrats dear!!

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