After spending a whole spring day creating and promoting candy lemonade, it’s possible you’ll count on a third-grader to wish to purchase themself a toy or splurge on a particular dessert.

Not each nine-year-old would wish to donate their hard-earned efforts to an area animal shelter. But that’s the precise cause that Ben Miller was impressed to start out his annual lemonade stand within the first place. 


This determination got here simply for Ben. He began his lemonade to assist make life a little bit happier for the rescue cats at his native animal shelter and get the eldest, long-time residents adopted. Ben was impressed to start his fundraising efforts three years in the past after he and his grandmother visited the Idaho Humane Society. 

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Being an avid animal lover, Ben seen that among the rescue cats didn’t have any toys. So he determined to step in and lend a serving to hand. At simply seven years outdated, Ben arrange his first stand and bought his first cups of lemonade. He was pleased to assist and proud to have raised $200, which he promptly donated to the Idaho Humane Society.

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Last yr, he sought to surpass his preliminary efforts and was capable of donate $600. This yr, Ben set the bold objective of elevating $1000! So he and his household pulled out all of the stops.

Together, they arrange the stand, created a Venmo for fundraising, shared a Facebook submit, baked selfmade chocolate chip cookies, and even provided two completely different scrumptious flavors of lemonade (traditional and lavender). They even had tasty treats available for any furry mates who stopped by.

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Ben and his household had been utterly blown away by the outpouring of affection and help from their local people. Not solely did Boise locals flock to his stand, however supporters who couldn’t come by in particular person made donations by mail and through Venmo. An total carload of individuals even confirmed up after listening to Ben’s fundraiser talked about on the radio.

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Ben smiled ear to ear as he proudly walked into the Idaho Humane Society to ship a big Ziploc bag bursting with money. He surpassed his $1000 objective and was capable of donate a powerful $1,150!

The long-time animal lover was very happy at hand over the cash he made so it might assist look after animals awaiting their ceaselessly houses.  

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“He would have spent every dollar here, adopting every cat if I would let him. I am so proud of him and his heart. It makes me so happy,” shared Ben’s mom.

Over three years, Ben has donated simply shy of $2,000 to the Idaho Humane Society. And, as you could have anticipated, Ben received’t cease establishing his lemonade stand anytime quickly. He plans to maintain elevating cash yearly for the animals in his local people. 

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