A 5 year-old girl took to task setting up a lemonade stand for peace just outside of the Westboro Baptist Church headquarters in Kansas and the result was amazing. Even though Westboro sent representatives tried to stop the event by calling the local police and yelling profanities, among other things, little Jayden was undeterred. The Westboro Hate Coven even resorted to calling a group of soldiers who rode out on their motorcycles to suport the event, “bastards.”
Members of the community came out in droves to donate to Jayden’s cause.
The Huffington Post reports:
Five-year-old Jayden, the daughter of Jon Sink, founder of the philanthropic arts group FRESHCASSETTE – Creative Compassion, decided to set up a stand selling pink lemonade at The Equality House on Friday afternoon. The Equality House is a rainbow-colored building directly across the street from Westboro’s Topeka compound. The house, which was painted the colors of the pride flag in March, was bought by Aaron Jackson, one of the founders of Planting Peace, a multi-pronged nonprofit set up in 2004 and aimed at spreading goodwill and equality around the globe.
Jayden, who is from Kansas City, decided to set up her stand at the Equality House after her parents explained to her the significance of its construct. After being told that the church across the street had a message of hate, she set a goal of raising money to go towards a message of love and peace.
So she painted a banner for the event reading, “Pink Lemonade for Peace: $1 Suggested Donation.” She put the stand in the grass and waited. But the waiting didn’t take long. Supporters came in by the droves and $1 turned into hundreds of dollars.
Jayden raised $400 during the day on Friday, and collected over $1000 with an online campaign set up through Crowd Rise. Donations ranged from $10 to $230.
One person donated $26.00 for every person killed six months ago in the Newtown, Conn., massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Well done little one!
Read more at the Huffington Post.
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