LemonAiD Days supports local homeless children while empowering young people to make a positive difference in our 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
Last year The Salvation Army was a safe haven for over 1,500 homeless individuals including 260 children. Half of Kentucky residents have to spend more than 30% of their income to afford the cost of housing (Kentucky Youth Advocates, 2018) so it’s not surprising that when an unexpected crisis hits, a family can quickly find themselves without a place to live. At our shelter we start by meeting basic needs, with more than 50,000 days of 24 hour shelter and 160,000 meals served last year, but we don’t stop there. We provide comprehensive support that helps families find housing and keep it. In the past two years, 96% of those we served have not returned to our shelter with a repeat episode of homelessness. Learn more about our shelter.
June 28 – July 30, 2021
Enjoy the 2021 Kickoff at Fayette Mall with a mall-wide, colorful Lemonade Party on Monday, June 28th from 3pm – 7pm.
Guests will enjoy meeting and mingling with some of their favorite princesses and superheroes at color-themed lemonade stands located throughout Fayette Mall. Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red, Blue and more… characters of matching colors will be stationed at lemonade stands providing free flavored lemonade, sweet treats, goodie bags, photo opportunities and more! Plus, kids can sign up to host their own lemonade stand this summer to support The Salvation Army’s LemonAid Campaign.
Make a Lemonade Stand
HOW TO HAVE A LemonAiD STAND:
– Gather plenty of cups, ice, and ‘LemonAid.’
– Decorate stand with included poster and other items; be creative! : )
– If you’d like, share pics with the Salvation Army on Social Media (so that these might be further shared on appropriate sites/venues).
– Pick one or several days on which to run your stand; perhaps email us to let us know when you plan to do so.
-Once finished, bring or send contributions to The Salvation Army; if bringing them, you can drop these in one of our kettles.
(While there, you’ll receive a commemorative T-shirt.)
-Join us for a great time on July 30th, at Collins Bowling on Southland – for a Finale Bowling Bash featuring Bill Meck (more info. soon!)
-Participants who bring [or send] contributions by Friday, July 23rd will receive T-shirts for the fam and enjoy bowling and some other goodies.
July 16 – 2-5pm, Hank The Horse and Enrique Gonzalez at Lexington Green, music too!
Make a donation to LemonAiD. Funds will be used to support operational expenses associated with housing homeless children — food, diapers, clothing, lodging, childcare, professional case management, and the replacement of worn furnishings and equipment. You can also send a check to 736 W. Main St Lexington, KY 40508 with LemonAiD in the memo.