Most teens save the money earned from summer jobs for a new wardrobe or first car, but Isabella Paone has a bigger cause in mind.
The Lavallette teen has turned her summer hobby of making fresh lemonade into a business and is donating profits to the recovery efforts to her Shore community, which was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
“It really just started as a hobby; something to do when I was bored,” she told CBS2 News last year.
Isabella created the recipe — a mix of freshly squeezed lemons, homemade simple syrup and filtered water — when she was 7.
The entrepreneurial teen and her friends including co-manager Kylie Glodek make, bottle and deliver the Lava Lemonade via bicycle to local businesses each day, including the Café Diem food truck in the seaside town.
“After we tasted the lemonade it was an easy decision to get behind them and parter up,” said Café Diem owner Darren Monroe.
Selling for $10 a gallon, profits from selling the refreshing mixture will be donated to the Lavallette Beach Patrol to help replace the equipment that was destroyed during the hurricane.
“The water came over the dunes, took everything with it,” said Lavallette Beach Patrol Captain Robert Tormollan.
Check out Isabella and Kylie making the charitable refresher below!