The Lemonade Ripple, a sweet story of kindness and charity, has truly touched my heart. It’s the story of Caroline who sets up a stand selling her grandmother’s secret recipe lemonade, in an effort to raise money for her friend Shannon to get a new wheelchair. Caroline’s act of charity has a ripple effect on the people of Rivertown. A spare coin drive, doggy daycare, and car wash are held by more friends wanting to help Shannon get the new wheelchair she needs.
Caroline’s grandmother organizes a paddle for everyone in town to pay a small fee and race their boat down the river on Saturday. On this hot summer day, the whole town gets into the spirit of charity and raises the rest of the money needed to buy Shannon a new wheelchair. I love how one girl’s act of kindness and charity results in an entire town discovering that even a little generosity can make a big difference and there are countless ways to have fun while helping others.
The Lemonade Ripple, an adventure in philanthropy, is a wonderful tool to teach and inspire children about helping others in need. It’s a fun story with lot’s of colorful illustrations that help teach a valuable lesson, in a way that children will enjoy.
About the Author
“Paul Reichert is a life-long cartoonist and illustrator, but after flipping a coin between law school versus art school, Paul became a lawyer and spends his days as a litigator at a law firm in Washington, D.C. He remains a cartoonist by night and at heart, and he has published several editorial cartoons.”
Proceeds from sales of The Lemonade Ripple benefit The Foundation for Community Betterment, a national organization dedicated to community enhancement by creating an immediate, positive impact on the lives of individuals or organizations that currently need just a little bit of help and hope.
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