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Long Story Short – I Raised Money For Charity

Long Story Short – I Raised Money For Charity


(musical popping) – [Narrator] Long story short,
I raised money for charity. (drum beats) It was Saturday, 11:00 a.m. I was at the park with Joe and Bernard. We were playing croquette. That game nobody plays where
you hit balls into wickets. I wasn’t very good, but Joe was good. And hit his ball into a wicket. Bernard was good, too. And hit his ball into two wickets. Great, then I noticed our friend, Max. Our friend, Max noticed us. He walked over, I walked over. I said, hey, Max, what are you up to? He said.
– We’re making a video to help raise money for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with my friends Jommy, Bo, and Ternard. – [Narrator] We looked
over at his friends, Jommy, Bo, and Ternard. They seemed cool, I wanted to seem cool. So I said, can we help raise money? Max said.
– Of course! – [Narrator] So I gave him some money, but Joe gave him even more money and Bernard gave him the most money. – Just some pocket change. – [Narrator] Great. Max said.
– Great! Anything else you guys can
help us raise would be amazing. – [Narrator] I wanted to be amazing, so I said, I’ll raise some more money. – [Narrator] But Joe said. – I’ll raise even more money. – [Narrator] And Bernard said. – I’ll raise the most money. – [Narrator] It’s on. I went back home, I needed
to find some money to donate. I checked my piggy
bank, there wasn’t much. I checked my car, there wasn’t much. I checked my couch, there
was a surprising amount, but still not enough. I needed to get creative, so
I opened a lemonade stand, but Joe also opened a lemonade
stand and so did Bernard. Great, I waited for customers. Five minutes, 10 minutes,
an hour, but nobody came. I looked over at Joe’s stand. He had customers.
(cash register bell rings) I looked over at Bernard’s stand. He had customers.
(cash register bell rings) I stayed standing at my stand until I finally had a
customer, but she said. – Would you like to buy
a lemonade from my stand? – [Narrator] I saw that she
also had a lemonade stand. I didn’t want her to be
sad, so I said, sure. I gave her my dollar and
she gave me her lemonade. – Thanks! – [Narrator] I realized I needed
a new plan to raise money, so I opened a car wash, but Joe also opened a car
wash and so did Bernard. Great, I waited for customers. 10 minutes, 30 minutes,
two hours, but nobody came. I looked over at Joe’s car wash. He had customers.
(cash register bell rings) I looked over at Bernard’s car wash. He had customers.
(cash register bell rings) I stayed standing at my stand, until I finally had a
customer, but she said. – Is that your car? – [Narrator] I saw what my
car had done to her car. I didn’t want her to be
mad, so I said, here. And she said.
– Thanks! – [Narrator] I realized I needed
a new plan to raise money. So I went back home and decided
to make some phone calls. I called my friend, I called my cousin, I called my neighbor, I called my boss. It was going well. My friend donated $10.
(cash register bell rings) My cousin donated $20.
(cash register bell rings) My neighbor donated $50.
(cash register bell rings) My boss donated $100.
(cash register bell rings) And lots of other people
donated lots of other dollars. Awesome, I finally raised a lot of money, so I went back to the park,
but so did Joe and Bernard. We found Max. – Hey guys. – [Narrator] He was with a boy and a girl. Max said. – Were you able to raise any more money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? – [Narrator] Joe said. – I raised a lot. – [Narrator] He gave Max a lot of money. Bernard said. – I raised even more. – [Narrator] He gave Max even more money. I said, I raised the most. – [Narrator] I gave Max the most money. Joe was amazed, Bernard was amazed. Max said. – Wow, I’m amazed. Thank you guys. Hey, by the way, I want you
to meet Pierce and Frances. They’re Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s boy and girl of the year. – [Narrator] The boy of the year said. – Thank you. – [Narrator] The girl of the year said. – This money is helping
kids like us beat cancer. – [Narrator] And then we realized it. It wasn’t about competing
against each other. It was about working together
to help those who need it. – We were happy to help. – And we had fun doing it. – And we’ll make sure to
keep spreading the word. Pierce smiled, Frances
smiled, Max said goodbye. – Thanks again guys. – [Narrator] And went back
to Jommy, Bo, and Ternard. (happy piano music) – Maybe we should make our own video. – Yeah, that’s a good idea. – [Narrator] Long story short,
I raised money for charity. – Hey everybody, we’re Almost Cool. – Thank you for watching
this super special episode of Long Story Short. – This is our friend and our producer Max and he’s helping raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. – And we’re gonna help him out. Guess what, so can you. Click the link in the
description below to donate. Anything and everything helps. – And if you donate at
least $10 by June 7th, you’ll be entered in a chance to win a hangout with us for
a day, so donate now. – Thanks again for watching! – [Together] Bye!

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