Holding an Alex’s Lemonade stand affords many learning opportunities, the first & most significant being a lesson on the sensitivity for and awareness of childhood cancer and all that can be done on a small scale and personal level to help bring a cure all the closer. ALSF has a fantastic children’s book to explain the true story behind the one and only Alex, the little girl with a big dream.
When you register to hold an official Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the organization sends you a free kit to get started (including the sign below that we adhered to a large piece of plywood). Their guide is super helpful (and includes Alex’s tax ID which many of our sponsors requested). The kit includes instructions for collecting donations and submitting them after your event. Really – they take the guesswork out of the equation. Please consider holding your own stand – no stand too small and no effort unnoticed.
National Lemonade Days:
Friday, June 6th thru Sunday, June 8th
Getting started is part of the fun and learning process. We looked around for something we could convert into a stand… and found a couple pieces to paint. Call on the creativity of your kids… what should the stand offer? How will it be setup?
Decide on your “menu” and prices. We offered lemon jello cups and lollipops for 50 cents plus two varieties of lemonade. We bottled some lemonade in cute mason jars ($4) for those that wanted some for later.
Many thanks to Acme Markets, Fornaro’s Wine & Spirits, Cracker Barrel, Destination Organized, Pennscare Pharmacy and Big Mike’s Grill.
Please note that raffle tickets are still be accepted until May 28th at $3.00 per chance. We accept checks made out to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation or through PayPal (Barbara.Spalding@yahoo.com). Donations of any amount are appreciated and accepted through our official Alex’s Lemonade page. Winners will be notified May 29th.
Again a big shout out to ALSF for providing the awesome prize pack of official ALSF goodies including a tee-shirt, water bottle, plus more. To participate in the giveaway, you need NOT purchase a raffle ticket. To participate, simply Like us on Facebook AND tweet out the following between May 23rd and May 28th.
“I supported @HomeroomAtHome and @AlexsLemonade stand to help fight childhood cancer. #OneCupAtATime #GoLemonOnLocust”
Lastly, let me mention the beautiful little darling that touched our hearts with her and her family’s amazing story of courage, compassion and strength. Dear Ms. Lily Adkins ~ Thank you for opening our eyes and hearts. Thank you for your continued lesson on love and survival. May you continue to be blessed forever. Good luck with your upcoming stand on June 7th.
Learning to love beyond our own circumstance is the greatest lesson – for that I thank the Adkins family and Alex Scott, may her dream be soon realized.