Selling lemonade in the front yard is an all-American childhood tradition. As the temperature rises so does entrepreneurship as kids see the opportunity to provide a refreshing drink for their neighbors. This summer your family’s lemonade stand can also encourage children to have a mission-minded world view and help children in foster care!
In the summer of 2017, a six-year old girl named Kate decided she wanted to do something “to help homeless kids in foster care to find a family!” It all came together on her neighborhood street in Little Rock when her whole family produced Kate’s Lemonade Stand for Foster Kids. The stand raised over $300 and went to benefit The CALL in Pulaski County – helping to mobilize the Church in Pulaski County to love foster children with the extravagant love of Christ. That’s Lemonade Love!
This year The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties invite families to join in the fun of this family-oriented, community fund and awareness raising event in July and August. Each stand will distribute flyers offering the latest stories and statistics on the foster care crisis, encourage generosity by offering lemonade to customers for a donation to help The CALL turn lemons in to lemonade for foster children! We encourage Lemonade Love Stand operators to make it a family affair by baking treats and snacks, holding a simultaneous yard or garage sale during the stand to draw more traffic. We will provide yard signs, a poster for your stand, a unique text-to-give code, cups, and a limited number of Chick-fil-A treat coupons for your first customers. Families provide the creativity and lemonade!
Three gift baskets donated by Chick-fil-A (Reynolds Road) valued at $100 each (includes free meal coupons!) will be awarded for:
- Most creative stand
- Stand that raises the most total donations
- A drawing for a prize from among all of our stand hosts