Sep 28, 2016 • 2M

#472: "Compassion Is Not Compassion Without Action"

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Never miss another story! Join Devin here: Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: or on Stitcher by clicking here: ---------------------- Vivienne Harr, age 9: “I saw a picture of two boys with big rocks strapped across their heads. To feel better, they were holding hands. I learned that these boys are brothers… and slaves. I thought slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln. But it still happens. I wanted to do something about it, because compassion is not compassion without action.” “We need to help these boys,” she told her parents. Vivienne set up a lemonade stand to raise money to end slavery. She earned so much money for the fight that she wanted to do it again. And then again and again. “I want to help a lot of these kids. I want to raise a whole $100,000.” Then Vivienne hit upon a new pricing strategy. “Why not let people pay what’s in their hearts?” From then on, her lemonade was officially “free because every child should be free.” The average amount collected for the lemonade jumped from $2 to $18 per cup. One person even paid $1,000. On day #173, Vivienne reached her goal and wrote a check to Not For Sale for $101,320. “You don’t have to be big or powerful to change the world. You can be just like me.” ---------------------- Need a corporate social responsibility speaker? Learn more about Devin Thorpe at