Eva's Initiatives

Eva's Initiatives

June 22, 2012 15:28 ET

Lemonade Stand Draws Prime Minister's Attention

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2012) - Two young humanitarian entrepreneurs have attracted a lot of attention-including that of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Jaime and Alexandra Eckler, aged eight and five respectively, are about to put on their fourth annual Lemonade Stand in support of Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth. The girls' story was published in the Globe & Mail, May 29th, garnering the attention of people across the country.

Dreaming big, the girls emailed Prime Minister Harper and invited him to come to their event. Mr. Harper personally couriered Jaime and Alexandra a letter congratulating them on their fundraising efforts and apologized for not being in Toronto on that day.

Not your average lemonade stand, this one has a carnival and auction theme. The girls will be selling tickets to the games, as well as supervising the day's events. In keeping with the carnival theme they will also be selling cotton candy and corn on the cob.

In speaking with Eva's Initiatives, the girls were asked why they raise money for homeless youth. Jaime told us, "I really feel a spot in my heart for homeless people. I want them to know that people care about them. Why we're helping is we feel sorry that they have a harder life than most people."

Where: Woburn Park (In Toronto, just East of Bathurst off Cranbrooke Drive)

When: June 23, 11 am-3 pm.

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