7.20.2011

Anthem LemonAid

Happy Hump Day!  This week has been dragging by, so I'm hoping that the last half of the week will go by fast.

Last night I had a horrible migraine, so aside from writing this post, I didn't do much else, however, tonight I am hoping to get some blog reading time in and see what's going on in all of your lives!

Every summer, the Cuties and I have talked about having a lemonade stand.  Last year, we heard about Anthem LemonAid, a program in which people sign up to host lemonade stands as a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network.  We decided that would really make our lemonade stand meaningful, but missed the deadline.  This year, we were sure to sign up in time and had our stand last Friday.

Anthem provides you with all of the supplies needed--lemonade, a pitcher, poster, balloons, stickers, and even a lemon hat.



We set up around noon.

Getting the balloons ready!

Cutie B is ready to attract customers in his lemon hat.

All set up!

The suggested donation for a glass of lemonade was $1.  The start of the day was slow and I started worrying we weren't going to sell anything.  That all changed quickly, though, and many people gave more than a dollar.  Our peak selling time was from about 12:30-1 pm, but we stayed out until 3 pm!

Cutie B decided to dance, sing, and shake maraccas to attract customers!
He even at one point started exclaiming "It will make your taste buds smooth" as a sales pitch!

Cutie A's turn in the hat
And I even had a turn...

All of us together!

We ended up making $84.80 total!  I donated an extra 20 cents to make it an even $85.  We're going to write the check together tomorrow and put it in the mail to Anthem!

To see when Anthem LemonAid is being held in your area, click here.

Have you ever had a lemonade stand?

29 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! Definitely something I'll have to look into in the future with Cate. I know she'd enjoy it!

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  2. Omg, you are seriously the best nanny in the world. It looks like your kids just adore you - and I love all of the fun activities you do with them.

    Sorry to hear about your migraine - hopefully Friday night will be here before you know it!

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  3. That is such a fun idea and that it helps others even more rewarding!! You are a great Nanny to them .... and they truly look like they love you and have a great time with you.

    Hope you feel better the weather plays a huge roll on head aches... xo HHL

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  4. What a great cause and congrats on making $85! xx

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  5. That is seriously the most precious thing ever!!!

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  6. Such a great idea, and raising money for a good cause! You do so many fun activities with the kids you nanny for! You can tell through your posts how much fun you guys have together! Hope the rest of your week goes fast!

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  7. This is so awesome! I'm glad you all raised so much!

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  8. i dont think i ever did a lemonade stand as a kid...can you believe it?! This makes it way more worth it, however.

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  9. that is an amazing idea and such a great cause!

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  10. This is great! What a perfect way to spend the day with the cuties and raise money for a good cause. One of our Greek Week activities was to build a lemonade stand and raise the most money for Alex's Lemonade Stand. It was a great experience. :)

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  11. This is so cute! What a great idea :)

    xoxo.

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  12. That is such a fun idea and a great way to raise money for an amazing cause.

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  13. How adorable! The cuties are such great kids, and their nanny too! I love that idea and what a success it was!

    P.S. thanks for your sweet comment on my blog redesign!

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  14. What a great idea! We used to do lemonade stands at the end of our dead end street all the time when we were little, but never made that much money. I love that y'all did it for charity!

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  15. That is such a cute idea! I've never heard of Anthem LemonAid. It is so awesome that you and the Cuties raised so much money for a great cause!

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  16. Oh my gosh, this is so stinking adorable! Love the hats!

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  17. Wow this is so adorable, I wish I had kids to babysit so we could do this - what a great idea!

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  18. This is THE coolest idea ever! Seriously... love it! And the hat is pretty cute too ;)

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  19. I've always wanted to do this! But it would be a tad weird if I did it by myself and since C is so little she'd be zero help HAHA one day maybe! See you tomorrow!

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  20. That such a great thing you did! When I was in college my sorority used to do the Alex's Lemonade Stand for cancer. So fun!

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  21. That is such a great thing to do, and it teaches the children to donate their time to good causes.
    We have oround the Philadelphia area a Lemonade stand "Alex's Lemonade Stand", it benefits childrens cancer group. Many people set up stands and donate.
    Glad you are feeling better.

    Susan

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  22. What a great way to spend a summer afternoon and the cuties are absolutely adorable!

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  23. That is such a cute idea! I have never heard of that before! Looks like a great time! (:

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  24. There is a similar thing here in Louisiana - great idea!

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  25. What a fun way for kids to raise money for a good cause.

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  26. OMG! That picture of you in the hat is priceless. Please send to Bryce ASAP! And I'm so proud of the fact that you made $85 from selling...LEMONADE! :)

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  27. Love this idea. Great work making $85 for charity. And a great lesson for the cuties in helping out others.

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