ATLANTA (AP) — After learning of separated migrant families at the U.S-Mexico border, a 6-year-old girl from Atlanta wanted to help — with a lemonade stand.
The girl went to work at her stand Sunday raising funds in Atlanta’s summertime heat.READ MORE: Thousands Of North Texas Students Head Back To School Monday
His mother, Shannon Cofrin Gaggero, set a broad goal of $1,000, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports . After the first day, they raised more than $1,100.READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Acknowledges Report Of Buffalo Bills Considering Austin As Possible Relocation Spot
Now — from that lemonade stand and a fundraiser online — a total of more than $13,000 has since been raised. In all, more than 200 donations have rolled in for the Gaggeros family’s cause: proceeds will benefit the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Service, a nonprofit in Texas that offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrants.MORE NEWS: Arlington Home Catches Fire During Sunday Storms
Upon learning of separated families, many people in the U.S. have raised money to help migrants. One Silicon Valley couple has raised more than $20 million.