Sunkist receives many inquiries about the program from families who are
eager to Take a Stand and donate their time and money to charities such as
Special Olympics, Make a Wish Foundation, Red Cross, March of Dimes,
American Heart Association and the National Humane Society. Last year, the
company gave away free lemonade stands to children who wanted to give back
to their communities. Some of the most personal and emotional stories from
last year include:
-- Eight-year-old Blake from Independence, KY raised $1,500 for the
Foundation for Fighting Blindness. He wanted to help his brother,
Zach, who suffers from a degenerative eye disease.
-- Eleven-year-old Deann-Kay from Grand Isle, LA raised $126.20 for the
American Cancer Society in honor of her dad who is fighting cancer.
-- Seven-year-old Claudia from Columbia, MD raised $257 for Children with
Hairloss Inc. She has alopecia universalis which has caused her to
lose all her hair since she was two. Since Children with Hairloss
provided her with a free human hair wig, she wanted to give back to the
organization so they can help others.
Take a Stand Day 2008
Sunkist is once again encouraging kids to kick off lemonade stand season on Saturday, June 21st, which marks the first day of summer as well as the official Take a Stand Day. The Sunkist Web site offers recipes, advertising signs, sheets for tracking sales and calculating profit, safety tips and advice on running a successful stand to help kids prepare and promote their lemonade sale on Take a Stand Day.
"A lemonade sale is a classic American tradition that lends itself
easily to a family affair and provides a wonderful opportunity for the
entire family to bond while learning about the joys of giving," said
Grammy(R) Award winning country artist Billy Dean, who continues to serve
as national Take a Stand spokesperson. "Every year there are
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