OC kids raise money for Harvey victims with Team Kids' LemonAID stand

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (KABC) -- A street corner in a Mission Viejo neighborhood was busy with customers Monday as young siblings sold lemons, lemonade and cookies to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Abby, 8, and her 5-year-old brother Ryan were happy servers at their LemonAID stand, which is part of a Team Kids effort. The idea was their mother's, they said, but the good they're doing isn't lost on them.

"We've always kind of been a family who always thought about helping others. When Team Kids announced that they were going to do a LemonAID stand to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, we thought hey that would be a cool thing to do and it would be really fun," Abby said.

There were other donations, too, plus tons of support throughout the day.

Team Kids has been organizing LemonAid stands since Hurricane Katrina. It has donated 100 percent of the money to the American Red Cross, one sticky quarter at a time.

Julie Hudash, CEO of Team Kids, said kids can download fliers, signs and invitations to host their own LemonAID stands.

"It gives kids a chance to get away from the scary images of disaster and know they're not too little to make a difference," Hudash said.

The children raised $675 in just two hours, according to Team Kids.
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