Kids lemonade stand shut down in Denver, invited to Colorado Springs

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 14:03:44-04

Three young boys set up a lemonade stand in Denver to raise money for a Colorado Springs charity, but it was shut down, so that very charity invited them here. 

Ben, William and Jonathan, ages 6,4 and 2, set up a lemonade stand across from their home in a park in. According to 9News Denver, the boys said they wanted the profits from the lemonade stand to go to a 5-year-old boy from Indonesia they decided to sponsor through a Colorado Springs-based charity.

But, after a complaint was made, the lemonade stand was shut down by police. The Denver Department of Parks and Recreation said since the lemonade stand was operating in a city park, a permit was required.

This caught the attention of the local charity, Compassion International. So, the headquarters decided to invite the boys to set up their stand here in town. 

 ”We’re asking employees, we’re asking the public to come out and just support these boys learn the business of entrepreneuring, the giving to a charity, of customer service, all those things that this mom wants these boys to learn, we want to help them learn as well," said Tim Glenn, Communications Principal of Compassion International.

The boys will set up shop this Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in front of the headquarters main entrance on Voyager Parkway.