LemonAiD 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 June, kids raise money that supports children staying at The Salvation Army’s Emergency Homeless Shelter in Lexington.
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 the shelter they start by meeting basic needs, with more than 50,000 days of 24 hour shelter and 160,000 meals served last year, but they don’t stop there. They 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 the shelter.
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It’s easy to get involved!
You can 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.
You can also start your own LemonAiD Days lemonade stand! Click here to register your stand. Check out our frequently asked questions for more information about when, where, and how to set up your stand. All families who hosted a registered stand will be invited to participate in our finale event on June 28th – location to be announced soon! Past events have included a bowling party at Collins Bowling Center, a Lexington Legends game, and more!
Or, you can become a sponsor! The Salvation Army is always so grateful to LemonAiD Days Sponsors. They are thankful for your support of homeless kids in the Bluegrass! For more about sponsorship availibility, please contact Bruce Manor at email@example.com or 859-252-7706 ext. 117.