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Atlanta 6-year-old's lemonade stand raises more than $13K for immigrant families


EL PASO, Texas (AP) - After learning of separated migrant families at the U.S-Mexico border, a 6-year-old boy from Atlanta wanted to help.

Armed with lemonade, the boy went to work raising funds Sunday. His mother, Shannon Cofrin Gaggero, set a broad goal of $1,000, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. After the first day, they raised more than $1,100.

Now —from the virtual fundraiser and physical lemonade stand— a total of more than $13,000 has been raised. More than 200 donations have rolled in for the Gaggeros family's cause.

Proceeds will benefit the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Service, a nonprofit in Texas that offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrants.

Upon learning of separated families, many people in the U.S. raised money to help them. One Silicon Valley couple has raised more than $20 million.

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