The lemonade stand set up by two 6-year-old best friends has now raised $67,000 for the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.
A lemonade stand set up by two six-year-old best friends has now raised thousands of dollars for the Yemeni people. Much of the donation came from an unexpected source- Angelina Jolie.
The two best friends Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq wanted to raise money amidst the ongoing crisis in the war-torn country. Little did they know, they'd get a massive donation from Angelina Jolie.
Angelina read about the movement from BBC news website and she didn't wait long enough to send them a note along with a gracious donation.
She wrote, "Thank you for what you and your friends are doing to help children in Yemen. I'm sorry I'm not able to buy a lemonade from you, but I'd still like to make a donation to your stand."
The boys didn't recognize who Angelina Jolie was. However, their parents were excited to have heard from her. The boys later invited Angelina through a video clip to have a taste of their lemonade, whenever she's in London.
Actress Angelina Jolie has been previously lauded for her humanitarian work, she's a UNHCR special envoy constantly speaking up about the problems facing Yemen.
The lemonade stand has raised $67,000 as of now. The money from all over the world will be going to help Yemeni people in this troubling times.