Lemonade For Love

For: Lemonade for Love
Toronto, ON, Canada
Organizer: Lemonade for Love Community
Lemonade For Love (Lemonade for Love)
of $500 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 13 donors

The Story

Lemonade for Loveis a simple home-spun lemonade stand with a super sweet twist. The lemonade stand is a child-driven, parent-supported event. The organizers are children, aged 4-12, that live in the Etobicoke community.

The goal of Lemonade for Love is simple – to build community and raise money. The only requirement placed on the event is that it is about kids helping kids.

This is our fourth year! In 2014 the kids raised $1300 for the Bravery Bead Programat SickKids, and in 2015 we raised $4700 for a little girl named Madelyn in honour of our friend Xavier. And in 2016 we raised a whopping $6,600!

This year we are raising money for the CAPTAIN XAVIER FUND!

This year, the Lemonade for Love kid ambassadors are putting their efforts towards raising money for theCaptain Xavier Scholarship Fundat Silver Creek Preschool located in Etobicoke.

Xavier is a boy from our community who, at the age of one, was diagnosed with Sandhoff Disease. Xavier is non-ambulatory, both hearing and visually impaired, suffers from seizures, is only able to express himself facially, and is exclusively fed by way of a GJ Tube.

Although Xavier’s family is able to provide him with the majority of his day to day needs, 
Silver Creek has provided Xavier with an accessible and inclusive space where he is able to engage with his peers and make friends. It is a place where Xavier gets a break from all of his medical appointments, treatments and therapies, and is able to play, learn and develop. Going to school is without a doubt the best part of his day. Without Silver Creek, Xavier’s quality of life would be dramatically diminished.

Inspired by the wonderful work done at Silver Creek, Xavier’s aunt and uncle created the Captain Xavier Scholarship Fund. The fund provides financial support to local families who have children with special needs and would otherwise not be able to afford to send their child to the school.  

This year, MorCan Direct Mortgages has generously offered to match our donations dollar for dollar.

It’s being run by kids?

You betcha! Not only is the Lemonade for Love an opportunity to build our community and 
raise funds to support children in need,  it is also a learning opportunity for children! The kids learn about project planning, communication, sponsorship  and philanthropy. They learn how to make decisions, prioritize, and enjoy the act of brainstorming fun and creative ideas!

Our group is diverse – some of the children have volunteered to write articles about the event, and some are getting their super-duper colouring skills on to create beautiful event invitations. No matter what the role, they are working as a community.

Our primary goal is to build our community andour secondary goal is to raise money.

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