Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:00AM Tweet
It pays to keep things simple.
Sarah Connor had a simple way of looking at the 20 cherry trees that had been cut down on a street in her community in New York State.
You replace them with new trees!
That hadn’t happened because the town was low on money. So Sarah got busy selling stuff.
In the summer she sold lemonade and in the winter hot chocolate. She also sold her herself and her cause to local business and civic groups.
Along with a website she started – projectlemonade.org – all of Sarah’s fundraising tactics have so raised enough money to replace most of the lost cherry trees.
Sarah’s message to everyone she meets is:
“Trees are very important to help take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. It’s nature’s way of keeping things balanced.”“I’m just a kid,” she says, “but I’m doing what I can about something I think is important.”