Make a Stand Weekend – Troy, Ohio – August 31 & September 1

lemonOn Labor Day weekend in Troy, Ohio, join the movement and make a stand against human trafficking. It is estimated that there are 27 million slaves in the world today. When 9 year old Vivienne Harr learned about child slavery a little more than a year ago, she decided she had to do something about it.  She started a lemonade stand and sold lemonade for 365 straight days. Now, as a 9 y.o. social entrepreneur, her fair trade lemonade is being bottled, and she has raised over $1 million to fight child slavery.  Labor Day weekend in Troy will feature two opportunities to meet Vivienne.

Day 1

On Saturday, August 31, starting at 10 a.m., stop by the First Place parking lot at 16 W. Franklin St. in downtown Troy to meet Vivienne in person, and sample and purchase both the Original and Kick flavors of Make A Stand Lemon-Aid. The parking lot is located just outside the downtown festival area, so you will not need the $5 wristband (but if you are going into the festival, you will be close to the entrance.) You will also be able to register for the New Year’s Day 5k race in Troy at a discounted rate, as well as the virtual New Year’s Day race.

Donations will be accepted at the event, or you can make a donation in advance here: http://makeastandtroy2013.eventbrite.com.

Day 2

An Afternoon for Abolition is on Sunday, September 1 from 3 to 5 pm inside First Place Christian Center. The program will feature:

  • Facts and Figures about Human Trafficking
  • Vivienne Harr
  • Music by Heather Evans

Free tickets are available at http://afternoonforabolition.eventbrite.com.  Donations accepted in advance or at the door. Lemon-aid samples will be available, and you will also be able to purchase the lemon-aid.

Proceeds from the weekend events will fund grants to nonprofit organizations fighting human trafficking in the Dayton area and around the world.

We are very thankful for the resources and financial support provided by Troy First United Methodist Church.

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“Gandhi was one person. Martin Luther King was one person. Mother Teresa was one person. Why can’t you be someone who helps?” – Vivienne

About Brett
World Race for Hope Director. Abolitionist. Coach and co-founder of Team G(race) at First United Methodist Church in Troy, Ohio.

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