"A little lemonade can go a long way," and that's exactly what happened when 5 and a half year old Jayden Sink decided to sell her Pink Lemonade for Peace this weekend. Her stand was located in front of the beautifully-painted rainbow Equality House that is located across from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
Bought by Aaron Jack of Planting Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to "spreading peace in a hurting world," community volunteers painted it rainbow in the name of love, equality, and philanthropy.
When Jayden's parents explained to her the significance of the Equality House, she decided she wanted to take her Pink Lemonade for Peace to the Equality House's front yard. Jayden's father is the founder of FRESHCASSETTE, a nonprofit organization that fosters "creative compassion." The apple doesn't fall far from the tree – or maybe in this case, it's a lemon.
We've all considered selling lemonade by the road to turn even a small profit, but it's safe to say that not many children choose to donate all the money they make to charity.
With a rainbow sign displaying "Pink Lemonade for Peace: Suggested donation $1," young lemonade activist Jayden made $400 selling lemonade alone. On top of that, Jayden's cause has raised over $18,000 for Planting Peace through CrowdRising, an online fundraising organization.
Westboro Baptist Church did their best to distract the young philanthropist by yelling obscenities and anti-gay slurs at her, but that didn't deter Jayden from her cause.
The moral of the story of Jayden and her Pink Lemonade for Peace is when life gives you or anyone else a bunch of lemons they don't deserve, crush 'em up and make some fabulous pink lemonade. You go girl!
Video courtesy of Huffington Post