Lemonade stand raises more than $3,000 for United Way School Supply Drive

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – You might find this hard to believe, but there are some kids in south Fargo, who are already planning for the start of school. It's not for themselves, it's for kids who may be their class-mates.

A lemonade stand in south Fargo has become somewhat of a fixture this time of year. Children from Wiggles and Giggles Daycare offered up some special summertime refreshments to raise some money for the United Way's School Supply Drive.

This is the fourth year they've done it. The money goes to buy backpacks, pencils and paper, among other things, to help kids in need get the school year started on the right foot.

Some of their customers gave these kids major props, calling them an inspiration.

"It’s nice to hear because we want to help these children who need school supplies. And then a lot of other people hear about it, and then they want to do it too," said Alyssa Aarsvold.

One of their customers was so inspired, he bought a $500 dollar cup of lemonade. The United Way's School Supply Drive, by the way, gets rolling next week.

Last year, it helped nearly 5,300 children with new backpacks, full of supplies. Thursday’s lemonade stand raised $3,241 dollars. Their goal was $3,000.