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Mex Hot Chocolate + Churro Stand Latinas Raise Over 5K For Immigrant Families

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Mex Hot Chocolate + Churro Stand Latinas Raise Over 5K For Immigrant Families

UPDATE: They're up to $7K!

Young Latinas Lily and Lauren have raised over 7K for immigrant families - and counting.

The response was so positive that the girls are planning another for this next Sunday, March 3rd.

The girls were inspired by 7-year-old Benton Stevens, who set up a stand hot chocolate stand for a very different reason, to fund the border wall.  In response, 10-year-old Lily, who is half Cuban, and Lauren, who is half Mexican, decided to set up a stand to sell Mexican hot chocolate and churros.

Benton raised $5K, so the girls wanted to at least match him.  They surpassed him, and the donations for "virtual" Mexican hot chocolate and churros keep coming in via their GoFundMe.

 
 
 
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On Sunday afternoon, the girls and Lily's hip-hop group the Alphabet Rockers set up their stand outside of Berkeley, CA's Freight & Salvage, who, along with Jenny's Churros, sponsored the girls.  In just a few hours, they had raised $2,400.  Plus, they had raised even more via $3,000 worth of GoFundMe donations.

All the money goes to RAICES, to help immigrant families, especially those separated at the border.

"We may be small, but we have a loud voice," says Lily.

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