Today’s Autism Hero: Lexi Pereira

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Kids’ lemonade stand benefits charity

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Lexi Pereira and her brother, Spencer, raised money with their homemade lemonade to benefit Gateways Community Services in Nashua.

My name is Lexi and I am 9 years old. One morning I told my mom that I wanted to do a lemonade stand for charity. We talked about the different kinds of charities. Since my younger sister, Ellie, has autism, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome which is a kind of mild autism, I thought I should give to a charity that helps other kids with autism.

So we bought some supplies. My mom, brother, and I started to make some lemonade. We made signs and went outside to start selling. I soon had my first customer.

I sold my lemonade in the afternoons and evenings from June until the middle of July. Some days I had more customers than others. People were very generous. Some people came back every day and one man even gave me $20!

At the end, I was so close to $100 that my dad said he would donate the last $3. Then, I had $100 to donate. I decided to give that money to Gateways Community Services in Nashua which is the place where my sister’s therapists work. They do a lot for kids with autism, and I wanted to give back to them.

Thank you, people of Merrimack. I couldn’t have done it without you.

LEXI PEREIRA

Merrimack

http://www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackreadersubmitted/977628-308/kids-lemonade-stand-benefits-charity.html

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