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Friday, May 29, 2015

Got lemons? Kick off summer with this refreshing karma fundraiser

Courtesy ALSF
When life gives you lemons…start a lemonade stand for a good cause.

Before losing her battle with cancer at age eight, Alexandra “Alex” Scott had raised $1 million for pediatric cancer research through lemonade stand sales she’d generated since age four.

Her parents officially established Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) in 2005 to continue her dream of finding a cure. In honor of Alex, kids and families continue to host lemonade stands across the country. To date, her legacy has raised over $100 million.

Young yogis know it’s better to give than receive, which is the key ingredient for this charitable project. To ensure business and goodwill success, follow these steps, recommended by ALSF:

Choose your location. Set a date and time and register your Alex’s Lemonade Stand at alexslemonade.org

Let everyone know what you’re doing. After registering, you’ll receive an online fundraising page to share with friends on social media or in emails, as people who cannot attend your stand may still want to donate. Put up fliers, and contact local media to garner support.

On the big day…have fun! Instead of putting a price on a cup of lemonade, ask for a donation. Let customers know you accept checks and text donations, as well as cash. Consider selling a raffle, baked goods or crafts to maximize donations.

Send in your donations. After your stand, send monies raised, along with your event ID number in an envelope to:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

333 E. Lancaster Avenue, #414

Wynnewood, PA, 19096

To find out where your money goes, visit the link below for a list of funded projects:




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