Homelessness Hurts. Kids Can Help.
LemonAiD supports local homeless children while empowering young people to make a positive difference in their community. By operating a LemonAiD stand during the month of July, kids raise money that supports children staying at The Salvation Army’s Emergency Homeless Shelter in Lexington.
HOMELESSNESS IN THE BLUEGRASS
Homeless families with children of all ages come to The Salvation Army’s comprehensive Emergency Shelter seeking refuge. So many families in our area are just a paycheck away from being out on the street. Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. People who are poor are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, child care, health care, and education. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities. Often it is housing, which absorbs a high proportion of income, that must be dropped. Being poor means being an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on the streets. Last year The Salvation Army was a safe haven for 1,387 homeless individuals including 344 children. Learn more about our shelter.
Read our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS to learn more about all things LemonAid including more on the services we provide, tips for running a successful stand, a sneak peek into this year’s finale events!
Make a donation to LemonAiD. Funds will be used to support operational expenses asasociated with housing homeless children — food, diapers, clothing, lodging, childcare, professional case management, and the replacement of worn furnishings and equipment.
REGISTER A LIVE STAND
REGISTER A VIRTUAL STAND
Create your own fundraiser online! Click here to start a virtual stand – it only takes a few minutes.
Join us as we kick off the year on June 30th by volunteering to run a stand at a Walmart or Kroger near you! Contact Andrea Kaler for more information or to sign up.
Join us at the Lexington Legends game on July 28th for this year’s finale! Each child who turns in their proceeds by July 27th will receive a free ticket to the game and t-shirts for the whole family. Come enjoy the game, fireworks, and an opportunity to march onto the field. Parents will be able to purchase their tickets at a discounted group rate. The group rate code will be included in each child’s finale packet.