Saturday, July 4, 2015

Snack Shack for Nepal

A few weeks ago we had a family home evening about helping those who are less fortunate and I suggested we have a lemonade stand and donate the profits to the church's humanitarian aid fund. (I had looked into other charitable organizations but you really just can't beat 100% of your money going to help those it is intended to help.) I spent the morning making 3 batches of giant chocolate chip cookies and with the help of many little squeezers, squeezed about 40 lemons to make homemade lemonade. (all told about $20 investment) Gabe suggested we set up at the local park so that is where we headed. We sold each for $1 to make things easy for both seller and buyers. After about 2 hours we sold 3/4 of our inventory and decided to call it a wrap. They made $42 and gathered $4 in donations. I will donate the proceeds online for the children. They did a great job, although we are going to have to practice some of their customer service etiquette . The children decided they liked it so much, they want to do it again next week. We will see if I am up to it. Perhaps just the cookies and otter-pops or something.I was very proud of them though.   


  1. I'm sure it's a fine organization. But I think charity navigator or guidestar would consider your church paying for the admin/publicity a donation and list the amount as admin and publicity expenses just like do for those other orgs.

  2. I'm a proud supporter of kid's lemonade stands across America. Wish I could have stopped by!