Juice for Japan

by This is Carrie on March 16, 2011

While some people want to shield their children from the tragedies of the world, I feel it is so important to let them know what is happening (in an age appropriate way), teach compassion, then empower them to make difference.

When we heard the heartbreaking news of the destruction in Japan, the girls immediately remembered the Hot Chocolate for Haiti stand & started wracking their brains for something they could sell that started with the letter “J”.  Jelly, Jell-o, Juice! Juice!  Princess decided she wanted to call it “Hope Juice”.  In just two hours, with the generous support of friends, neighbors and strangers driving, biking and walking down the street, we made $102.15 to donate to the American Red Cross.

To find charities providing relief in Japan click HERE

Nick news picked up on the stories of kids helping kids.

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LobotoME March 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

Love it!! Such a cute idea!

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Brittany March 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

I love how you guys do all this! I showed it to my 6 year old. He wants to do it, too. Did you make the juice or buy it? What about the hot chocolate?

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This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie
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We made the hot chocolate from scratch (because that’s the kind of hot chocolate I like). The juice was a concoction of dole 100% juice blends (strawberry, orange, banana and pineapple orange banana) each mixed with sprite. The strawberry version had some crushed up frozen strawberries in it and the pineapple version had a little coconut milk in it & orange slices. We tried to make it “special” juice.

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Soybeanlover March 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

Thank you! Your girls are making this world a better place.

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marian March 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

You ROCK! Kids fears can often be soothed if they can DO something to help. Well done.

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RLR March 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Well done! That’s a great idea!

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sara March 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

WOW…you guys are tremendous. Such a great idea and of course, follow through. I agree about teaching your kids in an age appropriate way about what is happening in the world.

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Steph March 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Love this and your darling girls!

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bjahlstrom March 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I LOVE YOUR FAMILY! YOU ROCK!

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Kristina L March 18, 2011 at 5:52 am

Thank you for teaching your children compassion and empathy! Parents like you are making the world a better place.

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Brittany March 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Ooh, the special juice is a good idea.

I have some good news for you, and I’m hoping you’ll pass it on to your girls. I told you that I showed the pictures of your Juice for Japan stand to Alexander and he said he wanted to do it, too. So today we did it! We got his (half-Japanese) cousins involved and set up a hot chocolate/juice/cookie stand in their neighborhood. We raised $106.10 for Humanitarian Aid. It’s like you earned another hundred dollars for the relief effort, just by your great example! I want to thank you for inspiring my kids and showing us that charity work is doable for all ages.

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This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie
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That’s awesome Brittany! Our friends did a grapefruit and homemade card sale the day after us and made another $114!

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