Little Girl Raises $15,000 At Lemonade Stand To Help Rebuild Her Parents' House
Alyssa's motto was that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade... and that's exactly what she did!
Two years ago, a fire destroyed the house where Alyssa De La Sala and her family lived in Tampa, Florida. After a faulty contractor ran off with the insurance money, the De La Sala family was left struggling financially to rebuild their home. Alyssa, with a hopeful spirit and a lot of positivity, took matters into her own hands.
The 10-year-old opened a lemonade stand to raise money for her family to fix their house. Local radio hosts advertised the stand for free and the turn out was overwhelming.
Police officers were dispatched to help direct traffic as the street flooded with guests wanting to help. Since not everyone could get to the lemonade stand, a GoFundMe campaign was established to allow everyone to help donate to the cause.
“She took it upon herself to do something to help mommy and daddy, I don't think she expected it to be anything like this," Alyssa's mother, Jenn De La Sala, said.