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Brothers donate earnings to buy other kids gifts

Posted at 9:19 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 22:25:20-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A pair of San Diego boys set up a lemonade stand this summer, and now that it's winter, they're using their profits to give back to kids who may be in need this holiday season.

With the wintery weather we've been getting, it's hard to think about the summer.

And even harder to believe that's how long 5-year-old Joseph and 7-year-old Mitchell have been saving their money from their summer lemonade stand.

"Then we just got the lemons and squished them in there," said Joseph about he and MItchell's lemonade-making technique.

An even bigger surprise was when Joseph and Mitchell told their parents they wanted to use the $110 they made, to buy Christmas gifts for other children

"To buy Toys for Tots," said Mitchell.

"Because its not fair that other people have toys and some people don't," said Joseph.

The two boys say the idea was random: They really just felt an urge to help people.

And now, thanks to the communities support . . .

"Police officers first," said Joseph, "and then our neighbors, and then our other neighbors from the other side . . ."

... they were able to buy bikes and scooters so other kids can ride into the new year as joyful as they will.

They plan on holding another fundraiser, and, again, donating the money.

"Yes, but its not gonna be lemonade this time," Joseph said. "Its gonna be Christmas season, so we're gonna do hot chocolate."

The boys plan to donate the money they make from their hot chocolate stand to a local children's hospital.