Tots Help Haitian Relief Effort

Lemonade stands popping up across the country

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    Melissa Plaskoff
    Hudson and Parker sold lemonade and cookies to neighbors, family and friends.

    A North Texas mom and her kids are inspiring others to get involved in the Haitian relief effort.

    Melissa Plaskoff's children, Hudson and Parker, have been holding lemonade stands to raise money for the American Red Cross.  Their generosity has inspired others to do the same thing, including Mason Dropkin who raised $500 at the Jewish Community Center selling candy during a basketball game.

    Lemonade Stands Help with Haiti

    [DFW] Lemonade Stands Help with Haiti
    A North Texas mom has set up a Web site to track kids efforts to use lemonade stands to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010)

    To further spread the word, Melissa started a Web site, Lemons to Aid, challenging other kids to get involved and host their own fundraiser.

    "I was taught at an early age to give, and I wanted to pass that on to my kids, and I thought this was such a great opportunity," said Plaskoff.

    Kids as far away as New York and Tampa have gotten involved and other fundraisers are scheduled for this weekend.