A'Layah's Lemonade for Love

$17,048 of $19k goal

Raised by 333 people in 20 months
Misty Robinson  SULPHUR, OK
It all started when my children and I were out trolling garage sales for some new fun stuff to play with on our Saturday morning.  We came upon a lemonade stand that some local teenagers were putting on to raise money for one of their quincenera.  The teens didn’t have enough money for their dresses and tuxes.  My daughter (5 years old) being the inquisitive one, started asking me about why I gave them money and what did I buy.  I told her that they were selling lemonade to raise money for kids who didn’t have any pretty dresses so I bought some to contribute.  She wanted to know alllll about lemonade stands so I showed her some youtube videos to explain how it worked.  She instantly had an idea of doing one of her own and helping other kids.  She said she wanted to buy toys for kids… FOSTER kids in particular!  Once being a foster kid herself, she recalled back when her and her brother were entering into my home for their “trial adoption” as the state calls it.  She had been previously placed with a foster family that bought her things and sent with her when she came to us.  Her younger brother however… came with NOTHING!  He had a tiny box with one outfit and a pair of shoes that were too small for his little feet and the clothes he wore on him at the time.  She talked about how sad that made her and that she wanted to raise money like the teenagers did so that ALL the foster kids would each have one toy to play with until they found their forever mom.  And so… the journey began!

 

After the first lemonade stand we counted up the money she raised (Of course I purchased the mixes and lemons and her Granny and JimPaw donated the cups and ice) she had raised $132 total!!!  She was so excited as most of it was in $1 bills so she could actually see the bills piled up and could imagine what that meant for “her foster kids”.  She decided that she wanted to buy the kids bibles and toothbrushes too since she never had a bible till a little lady from church gave her one after she came to our home. 

 

After a week or two of searching the internet and different stores to try and find the best deals on things… we were able to finally agree on a toy.  I got everything ordered and you should have seen that little angel’s face when she opened her first shipment of little “cuddly bears” that she picked out!  She was so excited she was speechless for a few moments!  We are now waiting on the bibles and the toothbrushes to come in and A’Layah will be able to make her very first drop off to the local DHS for children in foster care!!!!

 

Before we even have made our first donation drop off A’Layah had decided she wanted to do another lemonade stand and buy more kids a “love package”!  We were able to get each child a drawstring denim backpack, a stuffed bear, a bible and a toothbrush all for the cost of $10 for each child.  Our first donation will be for 24 children!!!!  With over 400,540 children in foster care… we have our work cut out for us!!!  I want to continue to embrace her little generous spirit the Lord has blessed her with as long as possible and pray it sticks with her throughout her life.  Please consider donating to my sweet girl’s little ministry… It only takes $6 to bless one of these sweet unfortunate children in foster care!
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Update 4
Posted by Misty Robinson
2 months ago
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GREAT NEWS.... we met our first goal of $5,000!!!! Incredible!!!
As you all can see, this has become a HUGE mission and since there are over 60,000 children in foster care in the US... I believe A'Layah will be hard at work for many years to come. That being said... we will be setting the next goal for another $5,000 added for a total of $10,000. This will provide 1,000 children backpacks!

Thank you all for the support!!!
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Update 3
Posted by Misty Robinson
4 months ago
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We are down on our supplies and are needing more donations to keep helping this sweet girl fulfill her hearts mission!
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Update 2
Posted by Misty Robinson
20 months ago
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With all your support miss A'Layah has exceeded her previous goal and has been able to purchase 72 bags, bibles, toothbrushes and stuffed bears for foster kids! We have moved her next goal up to $576 which will buy another 24 "love packages"! Thank you all so much and remember to share her link! :)
Right after she opened a shipment of bibles!
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Update 1
Posted by Misty Robinson
20 months ago
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With a few people's amazing generosity... We have reached our second goal of being able to provide 24 more children a "love package" for a total of 48 kids so far (this includes our first lemonade stand sales)!!!
Thank you so much for all that have liked and shared our page and fund link and for those of you who were able to donate!
We have officially moved our goal up to $288 to purchase another 24 packages for kids!
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Jacquie Walker
2 months ago
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EMIMA, She is helping children that are already in foster care I'm sorry and I don't mean to be mean why are you asking a small child to help you with a sponsorship for your child medical condition and education this is a kid you do know that right?

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Mary Lee
2 months ago
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Emima Sekar, this is a child on and with a mission. Please seek your local Dept. of Human Resources to assist you and the Dept of Labor for employment.

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Emima Sekar
2 months ago

Hi A'Layah's , I am looking for sponsorship for my daughter medical & education she is 6yrs with delayed milestone n seizures . I am a single mother and have no job please kindly help my daughter.

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$17,048 of $19k goal

Raised by 333 people in 20 months
Created August 15, 2015
Misty Robinson  
JR
$20
Jill Rogers
6 days ago

Good job A'Layah!!

CC
$20
Cassia Claunch
8 days ago

I'm from Oklahoma too and have a cousin who was in foster care!!! My heart melts with joy at your story! Keep up the good work and make this world a better place!! ❤❤

MG
$25
Michelle Griggs
10 days ago
BK
$25
Brandon Knight
10 days ago
BD
$30
Ben Dougherty
10 days ago

Keep it up!

MP
$25
Mike Polcari
12 days ago

Keep up the Goodwork.

$25
Kathy Frederick
16 days ago

YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HEART..GOD BLESS

$25
Regina Colbert-Pierce
18 days ago

I read A'Layah's story and she touched my heart. I am proud of her and pray God's blessings upon her life. She has a loving heart and I would love to meet her one day. We need more people in the world like her. Good job A'Layah I look forward to reading great things about you.

FC
$100
Fiona Curtis
22 days ago

I'm so inspired by this young soul. Keep up your ministry.

$50
Champ Jones
23 days ago
Jacquie Walker
2 months ago
7
7

EMIMA, She is helping children that are already in foster care I'm sorry and I don't mean to be mean why are you asking a small child to help you with a sponsorship for your child medical condition and education this is a kid you do know that right?

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Mary Lee
2 months ago
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Emima Sekar, this is a child on and with a mission. Please seek your local Dept. of Human Resources to assist you and the Dept of Labor for employment.

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Emima Sekar
2 months ago

Hi A'Layah's , I am looking for sponsorship for my daughter medical & education she is 6yrs with delayed milestone n seizures . I am a single mother and have no job please kindly help my daughter.

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