Young boys' lemonade stand in Parker raises funds to help people fleeing Afghanistan

Timber Tillemanndick and Rahm Tillemann-trivedi_lemonade stand
Posted at 12:13 PM, Aug 18, 2021

PARKER, Colo. — Two young Colorado cousins are stepping up to help people fleeing the chaos in Afghanistan.

The boys, Timber Tillemanndick and Rahm Tillemann-trivedi, both 5 years old, set up a lemonade stand with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee, an organization that helps with refugees all around the world. The group has an arm in Denver and helps with resettlement.

Thanks to their stand, and help from friends and family via Venmo, the duo raised $750.

Colorado kids raising money for Afghan refugees with lemonade stand

The lemonade is Timber's grandmother's special recipe. His mother, Narae Choi, said her son has been wanting to do a lemonade stand.

"If everyone takes small steps to do something then maybe it will make a difference," said Liberty Tillemann-dick, Rahm's mother.

The two boys raised $300 from the lemonade stand on Tuesday alone.

"Our business is going great!" Rahm said.

Video story by Denver7 photojournalist James Dougherty.