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Atlanta Girl Raises More Than $13K To Help Migrant Families

ATLANTA (AP) — After learning of separated migrant families at the U.S-Mexico border, a 6-year-old girl from Atlanta wanted to help — with a lemonade stand.

The girl went to work at her stand Sunday raising funds in Atlanta's summertime heat.

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 that lemonade stand and a fundraiser online — a total of more than $13,000 has since been raised. In all, 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. have raised money to help migrants. One Silicon Valley couple has raised more than $20 million.

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