Alexandria, VA – It was a beautiful afternoon in Del Ray, but when the sun came out it got a little on the hot side. Luckily there was a group of kids at the Del Ray Farmers Market who were selling instant lemonade for $1 a cup. Turns out the George Washington Middle Schoolers were participating in the Kids Helping Kids – Lemonaide Day, and the proceeds went to Liberty’s Promise Alexandria, Space of Her Own, The Fund For Alexandria’s Child, and Alexandria Police Foundation‘s Shop with a Cop Program. Kids Helping Kids has raised more than $200,000 for children’s charities in Alexandria.
Why did the group of eighth graders show up to sell lemonade?
“We just want to help the community and feel good about ourselves,” said Cash McClanahan.
Eva Reumann corrected him, and said, “No! Not to feel good about ourselves! To give back!”
McClanahan responded: “Right. To give back. My bad.”
The kids have also been members of the Community Kids Club for the last five years, participate at ice cream socials and library book sales, and recently raised more than $800 at a bake sale to donate water wells to a struggling community in Cambodia.