By: Trish Adkins
Did you know that you can make a difference for kids with cancer just by shopping?
No matter who you have on your holiday shopping list, your seasonal shopping can help fund cutting-edge research, support families as they travel for treatment and give hope to children facing cancer.
We rounded up some of our favorite lemonade gifts from Alex's shop and our corporate partners, plus a way you can buy just about anything and still make an impact in the fight against childhood cancer through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
Do you have a long-time lemonade stand supporter on your shopping list? A donor or friend you want to thank? Or a household of kids who love hosting front yard lemonade stands? Check out all the great gifts in Alex’s Shop! Our brand new lemonade puzzle is great for kids of all ages (and a fun way to beat the winter blues), the Puppy Portraits Coloring Book is just about the cutest way to relax (pair it with our Hero Puppy Stuffie!) and there are loads of apparel options for all ages and sizes, including the ALSF Collegiate Crewneck sweatshirt, just cozy enough for long winter ahead.
Not sure what to buy your favorite lemonade lover? Well, Alex’s Shop gift cards are always a great option, so they can shop for themselves and get exactly what they want.
Several of our corporate partners support ALSF through amazing products that not only generate a donation to ALSF, but also help raise awareness of the need for more childhood cancer research. The full catalog of partner partners has a little of everything for everyone on your list!
Who doesn’t love matching jammies? Little Sleepies, who makes cozy jammies for ages 0-99, donates a portion of all sales to ALSF. Dig a great bottle of wine? Check out One Hope Wines that support ALSF. Shopping for some lemonade? Well, Country Time and Florida’s Natural both donate a portion of sales back to ALSF. And Nonni’s Limone Biscotti is the perfect treat for guests (or tucked in your carry-on for your own holiday adventures!) You can shop all partner products here.
3. Give the Gift of Research
Shopping for someone who has everything and wants nothing? Give them the gift of research! Available through Alex’s Shop, you can donate and fund research in honor of your loved one. This gift comes with a card explaining your gift and honoring your recipient.
4. Amazon Smile
While you shop for everything else on your list, be sure to shop through AmazonSmile and select Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as your charitable organization of choice. When you do, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of your eligible purchase price to ALSF. You might think that 0.5 percent is not a lot—but it is! Together, AmazonSmile shoppers have helped make hundreds of hours of research a reality, funded breakthrough clinical trials and helped families travel for childhood cancer treatment. If you want to make donating through AmazonSmile even easier, download the Chrome extension Smile Always to redirect you to smile.amazon.com every time you shop!