11 Mar Kids Mobilize to Help Other Kids in Need!
(Alexandria, VA) Kids from all over Alexandria will once again put up lemonade stands on Saturday, May 16, 2015, as part of a daylong effort to raise money to benefit charities supporting at-risk children in Alexandria. Lemonaide Day is sponsored by the non-profit organization, Kids Helping Kids, Inc. This year marks the 13th Anniversary of Lemonaide Day and like last year, will be part of a celebration of giving and service in the City of Alexandria called Spring for Alexandria (www.springforalexandria.org).
Since 2002, this group has raised more than $100,000 for various children’s charities in Alexandria through lemonade sales and family and corporate sponsors. This year, the six middle-school kids who run the organization hope to exceed their goal of $15,000 for two charities during the Lemonaide Day event by recruiting kids to host lemonade tands throughout neighborhoods in Alexandria. A special thanks to our Main Stand Sponsors — Capital One, Fontaine Caffe & Creperie, The Knops Family, and The Denk/Tuttle Family; our T-Shirt Sponsors — Larson Orthodontics, the R. Graham and Sue Setliff Fund, and The Marcus Family; our Lemonade Sponsors — Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota, Lorraine Aprile Salon, American Advertising Distributors of Northern Virginia, The Calvert and Sally Simmons Foundation, King Street Wireless, The May Family, The Murrell Family, and Dr. and Mrs. Carl Smith; and our Cup Sponsors — The Enchanted Florist, Opal Music Studio, Red Rocks Pizza, Hughes Orthodontics, Salon Bisoux, The Smith/Morton Family, Heather Jelks, Gen. and Mrs. William Tuttle, The Fleuchaus/Langworthy Family, The Pfizer Family, The McBride Family, The Porter Family, and The Schropp Family.
Proceeds will benefit Space of Her Own, a mentoring organization that uses the arts and creativity as the catalyst to help at-risk girls and boys build the life skills necessary to lead healthy and successful lives. . For more information, please visit their website at www.spaceofherown.org.
Proceeds will also benefit Wright to Read, an organization which provides one-on-one sustained literacy tutoring and mentoring relationships to elementary school children in Alexandria. For more information, please visit their website at www.wrighttoread.org.
Kids Helping Kids, Inc. was founded in 2002 by a group of about a dozen teens, ages, 13-17, who were inspired by the grassroots fundraising efforts of children following the events of 9/11. The six 7th and 8th grade students on the Kids Helping Kids Junior Board — Annie Tuttle, Andrew and Stuart Knops, Eliza Marcus, Olivia Morton, Olivia Petretich, and Majlis Walker — are the backbone of the organization. They recruit youth volunteers, spread awareness of the event and the charities they choose to assist, gather sponsors, find donors for supplies, and organize all the logistics for the event.
Raising money to support charitable organizations is a significant goal, but equally important is the opportunity to give power to kids to support a good cause. These kids are particularly proud and excited by the idea of bringing many kids together to do something meaningful for other kids in their own community.
If you are interested in finding out more about Kids Helping Kids or becoming a Lemonaide Day sponsor or host, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.