6-year-old's lemonade stand raises $13K for migrant kids
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A 6-year-old boy has reportedly raised more than $13,000 dollars to help migrant kids who have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The young boy and his mother initially set up a lemonade stand in their hometown of Atlanta to raise money earlier this month for RAICES, a nonprofit organization based in Texas that provides immigrants with legal and educational services, Time magazine reported.

And with the help of their neighbors Shannon Cofrin Gaggero, the young boy’s mother, said they were able to raise over $1,000, Time added.


But a week after the event ended, Gaggero said the family’s Facebook fundraiser page, which paired with the event, brought in more than $13,000.

Gaggero said she decided to end the online campaign after six days so the organization could use the money as soon as possible. 

According to Time, Facebook doesn’t pay out donations for two weeks.

The same organization was also the beneficiary for a viral online fundraiser dedicated to reuniting immigrant families who were separated at the U.S. southern border, which has raked in more than $20 million as of Sunday.