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10-year-old raising money with Lily's Crusade Lemonade

"I'm basically giving money to people who need it more than I do, and it's for a good cause," she explained.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- She can easily be heard from a block away. Lily Kahafer and her lemonade have had no trouble flagging down new customers who travel down Heaton Road in Shively.

The ten-year-old got the lemonade stand as a gift to help her make a little extra money, but not for herself.

“I'm basically giving money to people who need it more than I do, and it’s for a good cause,” she explained.

Every donation that Lily receives for her pink and yellow lemonade goes to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

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Lemonade stand in Shively 

The WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $175-million in the last 64 years. One-hundred percent of each donation helps children with special needs. She even wears an apron with the Crusade logo on it.

“So that way they would know that we weren't just doing it to get the money, we actually were raising money for someone else.”

Lily got involved with the Crusade at just 9-months-old. It was a tradition that started because of her mother's friends on the PRP fire department.

“We love to go and volunteer with them. We do it every year, rain or shine, we're out there and now she gets to add this to it, and that's awesome, too,” her mother, Ashley Barton told WHAS 11 News.

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Lily and friends

In just the last two days, Lily has raised about $200, but she hopes to reach 500 or more.

“Every time you donate one-dollar bill, it's helping a life,” Lily said.

“She's out here anytime she can be out here. She juggles school, softball and the lemonade stand,” Barton explained.

So, if you're thirsty, or just looking to donate, take a drive down Heaton Road in Shively. Follow the call of ‘ice cold lemonade.’

The 65th WHAS Crusade for Children telethon kicks off Saturday, June 5.