LANTANA, Fla. (CBS12) — A traditional fundraising idea is making a big difference.
Dozens of children in at least five other states are jumping on board and helping the charity reach its goal.
Ransom Reback spent this Memorial Day afternoon serving cold, fresh lemonade and collecting donations for his mother's nonprofit, Believe with Me.
"Well, it wasn't really my idea, it was my mom's," he said. "But now that I know the meaning is to help the community, it's pretty fun."
“It’s awesome to see my kids get excited in the morning, put on their shirts, running out the door saying which stand am I going to today,” said Lyette Reback, founder of Believe With Me.
Lyette Reback, a mother of 16, says they have about 100 lemon-AID stands set up across six states this year.
"It's been exciting to see kids coming behind us families coming behind us and picking up the vision and mission of promoting patriotism and telling children your freedom and opportunities were bought with a very high price," she said. "And our Gold Star families have paid that and it's our opportunity to give back to them."
Each year, the charity strives to buy a new home for the family of a fallen soldier and purchases Christmas presents for Gold Star families all around the country.
"We are already doubling last years money raised," Reback said. "We are really excited about that because the weather has not been on our favor."
The nonprofit’s next big fundraiser is a walk in Tequesta called the Freedom Four Miler on July 4.