The money made from the lemonade stands will be donated to Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response and Kids in Need of Defense, organizations that support immigrants and refugees coming across the U.S. border and provide legal aid to unaccompanied children.
On Twitter, elected officials in DeKalb posted about lemonade stands they visited over the weekend. State Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, paid a visit to one in the North Decatur area, and Rep. Matthew Wilson, D-Brookhaven, went to a stand in Brookhaven.
“It was so wonderful to see members of my community recognize the plight of these kids and say, ‘Listen we want to help them so that their lives — as long as they're in U.S. custody — that their lives are better,’” Parent told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Lawyer Moms said its weekend "Kids Take a Stand" fundraisers amassed more than $55,000 in donations, though they are still taking contributions online.
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