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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 3:27pm   |   Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 1:16pm

VIDEO: Dynamic duo raises $$ for Brandywine Zoo

By: Amy Cherry

Two Brandywine Hundred boys raise money the old-fashioned way to help the monkeys at the Brandywine Zoo.

WDEL's Amy Cherry has the story.

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That's the sound of cash being kept in an old orange juice container, cash raised for a good cause by seven-year-old Jared DeStafney and 10-year-old Ryder Hickey who are, selling ice cold lemonade outside their home. Prices start at 10 cents.

"My momom makes it, and she puts lot of sugar in it to make it sweet," says DeStafney.

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A heat wave is the perfect time to grab a refreshing, thirst-quenching glass of ice cold lemonade.

"It's going to get very hot, hundreds," they stressed, encouraging people to stop by.

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The money they're collecting is going to help the Brandwine Zoo, after a tree fell onto the roof of the monkey house last week during a storm.

"I saw how bad the damage was so I thought it would be good to have a fundraiser," DeStafney says.

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So far, they've raised $140.

"It's my money," says Hickey as he danced.

"Not your money, the Brandywine Zoo money," says DeStafney. The two hugged their orange juice container full of cash, petting it fondly.

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You can stop by their lemonade stand tonight at 1108 Dardel Drive off Chatham Drive in Brandywine Hundred. They're open until 8 p.m.

"Please come and see me, a lot!" said DeStafney as he scooped out the ice.

"This is how we roll," said Hickey.

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The duo dropped off their donation to the Brandywine Zoo Wednesday and got a private tour from the zoo's new director, who stopped by their lemonade stand.