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Not your average lemonade stand!

on June 16, 2011

Yes, it is summer and time for the neighborhood lemonade stands to start popping up. I love seeing the kids entrepreneurial spirits in action. And since my precious daughter is 7 going on 8, she’s beginning to realize that those toys she begs for and the candy she’s craving don’t come free. Can you imagine??

One day on the playground, she and some friends decided a lemonade stand would be a great idea to make some money. Sure, why not? when she proposed this to me, I gave one tiny little suggestion: How about we use it for good, rather than just fattening our piggy banks?

One of my daughter’s friends who is in the lemonade crew has a younger brother who at the very tender age of 4 was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, just a year ago. He currently has to wear an insulin pump. His mother does an incredible job of making sure he lives as normal a life as possible, but it would be wonderful if there was a world without diabetes in it. So the girls decided to give the proceeds of their lemonade stand to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help find a cure. How awesome is that? It went from two girls and a driveway lemonade stand, to 3 girls, matching shirts, signs, a ‘kick off’party, and posting on a website! .It’s taken on a life of its own!

It will be today and we’ll be selling leaded and unleaded lemonade and cookies to benefit JDRF. we’ve invited all of our friends and family, so here’s hoping that our efforts are successful!

My next question is, what are you doing for others this summer? How are you making a positive impact in your community?

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3 responses to “Not your average lemonade stand!

  1. I’d say our efforts were a success, the girls raised over $200 for JDRF! They were so cute and so enthusiastic, the people couldn’t help but want to buy lemonade and donate even more! so proud of those girls! They took turns doing all of the jobs and I think for the most part enjoyed it. And I’m so thankful that the weather wasn’t boiling hot like it totally could’ve been!

  2. Jill Scott says:

    What a great idea. I love that the kids really got into it.

    • Thanks Jill! They really did. My daughter was of the mind that it would just continue on. indefinitely. all summer. I said, um, no. We were just thrilled with the results and that the girls took such ownership of it.

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