Philadelphia 5-year-old sets up lemonade stand, raises $260 for Australia firefighters

by Bryan Brammer · Jan 16th, 2020 11:28 am

A Philadelphia five-year-old boy raised $260 for Australian firefighters after he set up a lemonade stand in front of a busy supermarket in South Philadelphia.

When Charlie, who is originally from South Australia, learned about the bushfires that have scorched nearly 1.2 million acres of his family's home state, he knew he had to do something.

He decided to set up a lemonade stand in front of a popular supermarket along South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raising $260 for the South Australian Country Fire Service.

Charlie's grandfather Robert praised his grandson to local reporters.

"He woke on Saturday morning saying he wanted to raise money for the Australian bushfire crisis," he said. "Charlie is not a multi-millionaire, he's just a little boy who wanted to do something for his country."