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Tampa brothers raise money for Bahamas with lemonade stand

Posted at 6:04 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 18:32:58-04

DAVIS ISLANDS, Fla. — Two Tampa boys are hoping to make a big difference for the Bahamas in a sweet way.

When Cole and Sawyer Steinberg saw the damage Hurricane Dorian left, they wanted to help.

“Because we want to help the dogs,” said 3-year-old Sawyer.


“Because they get the hurricane and we didn’t, so we’re helping the pets. Because everybody’s helping the parents and all the kids and babies,” said 5-year-old Cole.


So, they set up a lemonade stand on Davis Islands Saturday evening, selling lemonade, cookies and other baked goods. The money raised will be donated to the Humane Society of Grand Bahama in Freeport.

“It’s really important to give back and I think the best way to give back instead of talking about it is actually doing things that are impactful and can make them feel they’re part of something,” said their mother, Sophie Steinberg.

She said it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still make a big difference. They raised several hundred dollars.

"We’ve been talking about things in terms of the hurricane and how lucky we were to have been spared just as easily as what happened the Bahamas could have happened here," she said.

It’s the second lemonade stand they’ve set up. Steinberg said the first raised money for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

To learn more about the Humane Society of Grand Bahama click here.