Fall River Family Squeezes Lemons to Give Back to Their Community
There's nothing better than seeing kids working hard to give back to their community, even if it means selling lemonade on the sidewalk.
In Fall River, the Costa family was spotted on Robeson Street selling pink and classic lemonade. Not only are lemonade stands refreshing, but they add such great value as an introduction to young entrepreneurship – so already, I applaud these kids.
The team calls itself Jayden & Family Lemonade Stands for Charity, and as that name implies, they're not just selling lemonade to raise money, they are giving it back to families and businesses in need. From homeless shelters to animal shelters, these kids wanted to make a difference and they did just that.
Recently, the kids – Jayden, Alayna, Cassandra, and Anthony, who are siblings and cousins – asked parents Joseph and Paula if they could go to Water Wizz in Wareham now that they're on school vacation. Paula replied back with the "if you want to go, you'll have to earn it yourself" talk.
"I'm teaching them how to give back, how to save, and how to earn money," she said. "When they're older and I'm not around no more, they're not going to have me to come to for money, so they need to learn how to get out there and work hard."
The Costa family joined Michael and Maddie Monday morning to thank their friends, family and anyone who contributed over the weekend.
Through the combined efforts and kindness of the community, the kids raised just well over $2,000 in just a couple of days. Where do they go from here? They plan on continuing along their business journey to further help out the local animal and homeless shelters, along with any other charity to which they can give back. You can follow their fundraising on their Facebook page.
"Thank you for helping us help the people in need," Jayden said.