Lemonade for Sale! Kid's Drink Stands Raises Money for Rescue Pets


The sweetest Summer Club for kids, is back–Lemonarf! Combining the summer tradition of a kid’s lemonade stand and a good cause, Lemonarf gives children the opportunity to engage in philanthropic work and business by giving them the tools needed to raise funds for The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF).

 A Lemonarf stand is just like a regular lemonade stand, only better. ARF has created a Lemonarf free starter kit, designed to help let people know that young participants are an important part of the the ARF  team, and that all of the money raised will go directly to the care of the animals at ARF. Last summer, the Club for Kids raised over $4,000 for ARF’s animals.

The kit includes the following items to help make a Lemonarf stand a big hit in any neighborhood:

  • The official Lemonarf homemade lemonade recipe. Kids can use this recipe or create their own refreshing summer drinks.
  • The official Lemonarf barking-good cookie recipe. Kids may use this recipe or make their own mouth-watering treats.
  • A Lemonarf poster to let customers know that the stand raises money for ARF. Kids fill in what they are offering for sale and the price. They can decorate the poster as they see fit.
  • The official Lemonarf minibank, to collect all of the donations and keep them safe until the the money is brought to ARF.
  • Official Lemonarf cups.
  • Official Lemonarf buttons, to let everyone know, you are an official member of the ARF team.

The most important part of any Lemonarf stand is that the children have fun! Kids can feel free to add items for sale such as homemade jewelry or art and set their own prices for the items for sale. Participants can also let ARF know where and when they are having their Lemonarf stand and ARF will put it on their events calendar on Facebook. Everyone who runs a Lemonarf Stand this summer will also have their photo taken when they bring their donation to ARF and will be featured on social media @arfhamptons.

Pick up your free starter kit anytime until Labor Day Weekend at the ARF Adoption Center.  Learn more at www.arfhamptons.org.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found. Founded in 1974, ARF is the leading animal adoption center on the East End. For more information, please visit www.arfhamptons.org

— by Amanda Summers