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.