$3000 From Selling Lemonade, 9-Year Old Boy Does It


| August 7, 2012 - 2:30 pm

A 9-year-old boy has raised $3,000 to help the city of Detroit, drawing in donations from across the globe to support the cause.

Joshua Smith set up his lemonade stand Monday with a goal of raising $1,000 for the Motor City to ease the pain of its slashed services and laid-off workers, NewsTalkCleveland.com reported. Joshua’s parents helped set the prices for his drinks, charging $1 for water, $1.40 for lemonade and punch and popcorn for $1, $1.50 and $2 a bag.

In just five days the lemonade stand brought in more than $3,000–$3,340, to be exact–and Joshua was given an award for outstanding achievement from the Detroit City Council. He has also earned a $2,000 award for college from the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation.

Joshua sold the lemonade from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day, USA Today reported. Aside from lemonade he also sold fruit punch–which he noted was organic–and popcorn flavored with sea salt.

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