Hiya! Thank you for visiting my page! I am Vivienne. I just turned 9. With the help of my family and some special friends, we are starting a new company to end slavery in our lifetime - one bottle at a time. And you can be part of it too!
Last year I saw a picture of two boys carrying big rocks strapped across their heads. To feel better, they were holding hands. They were brothers. I learned this was slavery and I knew it was wrong. I decided to "make a stand" by selling lemonade every day, rain or shine, to end child slavery. There was no price for my cups of lemonade, people just gave whatever they felt was right. Here is a little video that tells more of the story.
After making a stand for 173 straight days, I reached my goal. I gave $150,000 to Not For Sale and that helped a lot of enslaved people. I am really proud that we did that! I say "we" because I made the stand every day, but I had a lot of support from people who love me! ;-)
When I woke up the next morning, I wanted to do more.
I call Make a Stand Lemon-aid "hope in a bottle." I am asking for your help to "bottle this movement" so we can start our company and cover the costs for the first bottling of my Lemon-Aid!
You can make this a movement by helping us raise the funds to bottle Vivienne's famous "lemon-aid." Your support in this movement matters. As Vivienne said, “Compassion is not compassion without action.” And there is so much you can do to help us!
1. SHARE THIS PAGE with those who might care about ending child slavery in our lifetime.
2. DONATE HERE. "It’s important to count every penny because every penny counts. You never know which penny will free someone!" For Vivienne, any contribution, large or small, allows anyone to be part of the movement to end child slavery.
3. BECOME A "FUN"DRAISER by reaching out to your friends, family, and social networks to help us spread awareness and raise additional funds that will help us bottle the lemon-aid. You can set your goal as low or high as you want!
Slavery is illegal everywhere, yet it occurs nearly everywhere. There are more than 30 million enslaved people in the world today, half of whom are children. That is more than at any other point in human history.
When you contribute here, you give hope & freedom to people -- in an impactful and measurable way! We will give net profits to carefully-vetted, hand-selected organizations that lead the way in fighting child slavery. They are: Free the Slaves, Not For Sale, Nepal Youth Foundation, the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor–and an organization that focuses on this issue right here in the United States: GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services.
The greatest benefit you will receive from contributing to Make a Stand is something that cannot be bottled or bought; it is that feeling of joy that comes when we know we have made a difference in this world.
All of us at Make a Stand have felt our eyes, our hearts, and our lives open up as a result of participating in this adventure and we know yours will too. That said, we want you to know how much we appreciate your contribution.
ALL donations above $100 will receive a custom-designed 12-pack of organic, fair-trade, dee-licious Make a Stand Lemon-aid lovingly delivered to your doorstep!
$50,000: MAKE A STAND TITLE SPONSOR. Your brand on her stand! Your company will headline Vivienne's famous stand as she continues her quest -- every day (This is limited only to companies in which Vivienne believes. So please email us before giving at this level:firstname.lastname@example.org)
$10,000: MAKE A STAND FOR A DAY! Meet Vivienne in person and MAKE A STAND for a day with the Harr family! Includes: an afternoon of (not) selling lemon-aid, lunch at Vivienne's favorite restaurant--and a thank you card from Vivienne (and Turner!).
$2,500: VIDEO THANKS! Vivienne will post a special thanks to you and publish in social media. She reaches almost three million people around the world.
$1,000: PARTYGOER! You get 6 of the first 12-pack cases of organic Make a Stand Lemon-aid! That's 72 bottles to put on an amazing event and talk about how you shaped history! This perk tastes good, feels good -- and does good!
$500: DELUXE MAKE A STAND PACKAGE! You get 3 of the first 12-pack cases of our organic Make A Stand Lemon-aid! PLUS a Make a Stand t-shirt, baseball cap and button!
$250: MAKE A STAND PACKAGE! You get 1 of the first 12-pack cases of our organic Make A Stand Lemon-aid! PLUS a Make a Stand sweatshirt and button!
$100: FIRST TASTER! Be the first in the world to experience "The Sweet Taste of Freedom!" Get a 12-pack of Make a Stand Lemon-aid lovingly delivered to your doorstep with a special thank you card and button inside.
$50: MAKE-A-STAND-AGRAM! A hand-signed picture of Vivienne making a stand! PLUS a Make a Stand sweatshirt, button and thank you on Twitter!
$25: GIFT OF LOVE! You will receive a Make a Stand t-shirt and button! PLUS we will thank you on Twitter!
$10: HELPING HAND! You will receive a Make a Stand button! PLUS we will thank you on Twitter!
Q. I donated $100 (or more) for a case of Make a Stand Lemon-aid. When will I receive my product?
A. Lucky you! You will be one of the first people in the world to taste this "best-ever-made" "sweet taste of freedom" lemon-aid! It will be lovingly delivered to your doorstep in the Spring just in time for the "lemonade season."
Q. How are the funds used?
A. Our funders are making a stand together with us. If you want to know where your money goes or to chart our incredible progress so far, please visit our website.
Q. Is the product organic?
A. Our beverages will proudly display both the organic and fair-trade certification for your assurance of quality and integrity.
Q. What's in it?
A. We use all organic, fair-trade ingredients including raspberries to bring the product that beautiful pink color and the taste that is unlike any lemonade you've ever had. We are committed to keeping our ingredients pure and simple. As we say about our bottles and our mission: “If you want to change the world, you’ve gotta shake it up!”
A. Oh my yes! We spent over 250 days testing this lemonade at Vivienne's stand. It's not your typical lemon, sugar, and water! It has depth, love, and soul and is sweetened to perfection with blue agave nectar!
Q. If it doesn't live up to my expectations, may I get a refund?
A. Absolutely, positively yes. No questions asked. This is how Vivienne wants it. You will receive a same-day refund with our thanks for trying it! We can offer this with confidence because we have sold a lot of lemon-aid and so far no one has been disappointed! Our customers are family to us -- and we treat them that way.
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