They say that time travel is theoretically impossible, but we’re pretty sure once you’ve finished planning and setting up your very own “Lemon-Aid” stand you’ll be whisked back to your childhood years. Running your own lemonade stand when you were a kid was lots of fun, but taking part in the “Lemon-Aid For A Cause” event means that you can now also help lots of worthy causes, while also teaching your kids a thing or two about starting their own business.
This fun event runs for the whole month of July 2016, and there are starter kits available for the first 50 people who register to take part. Your “Lemon-Aid” starter kit contains a lemonade mix, some cups and a sign to put up in your yard. Obviously you can use your own family’s secret lemonade recipe too if you like, just make sure it’s as refreshing as you remember if you want to raise as much money as possible.
In addition to being an enjoyable way of spending time with your kids, the money you raise by selling your delicious lemonade goes to some fantastic charities such as Big House Foundation, Child Care Resource Center, Lee County Literacy Coalition, Hudson Family Foundation, Storybook Farm, Christian Women’s Job Corps, and United Way of Lee County, among others. So, every glass of lemonade you sell goes to a worthy cause – the event is a win-win for everyone involved.
You can set up your stand wherever you like, just make sure you’re not breaking any local by-laws, and if you happen to be setting up your stand somewhere beside your own yard, then make sure you ask the permission of nearby businesses or property owners. Most businesses are more than happy to assist local charities, but do your due diligence here.
The team at CommunityandCause.com will help you promote your Lemon-Aid stand using their social media presence, but they do also advise that you use your own Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms, to advertize your lemonade stand. You only need a tiny amount of traction on a handful of social media sites to get amazing results.
Once Lemon-Aid month has come to an end you can return any funds you raise to the Community & Cause office on 120 S Ross Street, Auburn. It will then be distributed to each of the worthy causes listed above, so you’ll have done your good deed for July once you hand the money over.
This event is sponsored by Allstar Prewett and Berkshire Hathaway, the Hotel at Auburn University, Charter Bank, Hearing Professionals of Alabama, Moore’s Mill Eyecare, and the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, among many others.
Let’s just hope you never have to utter Millhouse Van Houten’s famous words from the Simpsons, “Gasp! We’ve squozen our whole supply. To the lemon tree!” Hopefully there’ll be some very warm weather this month, so you’ll have a ready supply of customers no matter where your lemonade stand is.