Help Your Students Raise Money for Childhood Cancer!
Inspired by our Different Like You story about Miya, a childhood cancer survivor, in the September issue? This guide has everything you need to teach your students the power of giving back with the help of our non-profit partners, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Follow these simple steps to register your lemonade stand and make it a success.
1. Choose a Date
First, find a date, time and location to host your lemonade stand. Then, fill out your registration at this link and make sure to request a fundraising kit, which has everything you need to kick-start your campaign. A personal fundraising coach will get in touch and can help answer any questions.
2. Get Everyone in Your Town Talking
Create your custom fundraising page and then ask your students—and their parents—to post event details on social media, including their Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram and even Snapchat.
Share this inspiring video with a personalized message, such as:
Our family will be selling lemonade to help cure kids cancers, one cup at a time. Watch this inspiring video, then lend your support on [insert date here].
Students and parents can also spread the message to the greater community by asking local coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques to set up coin collection jars; writing letters requesting donations; and spreading the word in community papers.
3. Set Up Shop
Students of all ages can help set up the stand, make and sell the lemonade and share the message with customers. The Foundation suggests selling baked goods and crafts and accepting donations rather than charging a set price for the lemonade.
4. Send in Your Donations
Once your team is done collecting donations for the day, download the form, fill it in and return the donations via the return envelope provided in the kit. Once the donation is received and tallied, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will update your school’s fundraising homepage with the donation total.
5. Keep it Going
Continue to rally your community around the national movement to fight childhood cancer by hosting other types of events (such as coin collection drives or fun-runs), or consider starting a Lemon Club, a community-service driven club that raises money and awareness in your community in an ongoing way. Just notify the team at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation that you’d like to start a club by filling out the form here or by contacting Jeff Baxter at J.Baxter@AlexsLemonade.org for more information.
Any questions? Get more resources for teachers here.