Lemonade stands raise thousands for Fort McMurray

Lemonade stands raise thousands for Fort McMurray

Not one but two lemonade stands were among the charitable efforts in the Toronto area that raised money this weekend for victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire. 

And they brought in some $2,000. 

Connor Muia, 10, his twin brother Jonathan and their cousin Dawson Schigol raised more than $400 for the Red Cross by slinging lemonade and snacks in Etobicoke. Their parents will match that amount. 

"We don't want other people to feel like that, having their house burn down," Connor said. 

Meanwhile, in Whitby, five-year-old Alexander Tuck urged his family to do something, so they set up a lemonade stand on Saturday morning in a nearby shopping plaza.

He was thrilled to raise $1,500. 

"He wants to help the kids there," said Danielle Tuck, his mom. "He realized they have no toys, no houses." 

"The donations have been — I can't even express my gratitude," she said.