Lemonade stand entrepreneurs Joella Miller, left, and Tyanna Hunt donated their earnings to the Walla Walla Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Photo by Andy Porter.
WALLA WALLA -- Two young entrepreneurs took the fight against child abuse to the streets last month and everyone came out a winner.
After seeing a video about an abused child, Joella Miller and Tyanna Hunt decided to do something to help. In this case, it was taking lemons and making lemonade on a hot August day.
"So they worked hard on making signs and setting up and selling lemonade for three hours in the sun in approximately 100 degree temperatures," said Joella's mother, Sheri Miller. The youngsters even paid attention to marketing, advertising to family members and to their churches to raise customers.
Their efforts earned them $39.64 in sales that they donated to the Walla Walla Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.
In a letter to Dick Cook, council president, Sheri said the girls chose that organization after researching groups online. The Walla Walla council was chosen "because it is for abused children, it is local and is recognized as legitimate," she told Cook.
Cook said getting the donation from the two youngsters was a great surprise.
"Absolutely!" he said today. "I'm delighted."