Lemonade For A Good Cause

Sarah Lemonade

Sarah Budnick sells lemonade for good cause.

When 7-year-old Sarah Budnick watched the “60 Minutes” special on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in mid-March, she knew she had to help and knew what to do.  The Coral Park Elementary first grader decided to set up a lemonade stand.

This isn’t the first time Sarah has showed her knack for capitalism and compassion. Last year she set up her lemonade stand to help the Haitians affected by the January 12, 2010 earthquake and donated to Doctors Without Borders. This time she wanted to help the Japanese devastated by the earthquake and tsunami last March and decided to raise funds for the Red Cross.

Sarah promoted her lemonade stand with signs and set up shop on March 20 along Riverside Drive in Coral Springs. Sarah raised $164 for the Red Cross.

Sarah's certificateOn April 6, Michelle Tuggle, major gifts officer for American Red Cross South Florida Region went to Sarah’s school and presented her with a certificate of recognition in front of her classmates and school’s principal.

On behalf of the American Red Cross, thank you, Sarah, for all that you do!

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