Hi, I am Amanda and I am 18 years old. Ever since I was 2 years old I’ve had a lemonade stand on the front lawn to raise money for paediatric cardiac research initially by supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation and then I decided to add fixing kids heart locally at Sick Kids and globally with Save a Child’s Heart. When my younger brother Joshua took over as CEO at 5 (he had experience running his Cookie Counter beside my lemonade) he stamped it his own and Joshified my Amanda’s Lemonade Stand. After a discussion with baseball all-star Fergie Jenkins Joshua decided to also raise awareness and funds for Organ Transplants by also supporting The David Foster Foundation to help the families, Transplant research through Canadian Blood Services and we encourage everyone to register as a donor with Beadonor.ca
Below are a few videos of us since I was 2 years old. So far we have raised over $210,000 to fix kid’s hearts that are broken and if they can’t be fixed, help get them a New one.
But two hundred and ten thousand is just a number, and numbers have to come from somewhere. That seemingly big number started with one. One is the first glass of lemonade I ever sold. One is the first dollar I ever donated to charity and one is YOU, the amount of people it takes to change the world.