By Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
The proverbial lemonade stand that children set up in the summer rarely brings in more than a few bucks for a new bike. But last September, two Upland brothers brought in not only $5,200 with their cool drinks but something even more valuable -- a promising idea.
Tyler Useda, 9, and his little brother Cameron, 4, stood on the corner of Mountain Avenue and 21st Street in Upland last year and raised money for Hurricane Katrina victims after Tyler saw the horrific images on television. The success of that effort made their mother, Julie Hartz, realize that while children may not have the income for philanthropy, they certainly have the heart and will.
'Kids have such a fresh perspective on life,' Hartz said. 'And when adults see the younger generation truly act and do something for their country that moves the older generation, who has more money, to give.'"