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August 19, 2020
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  • happy national lemonade day

Each year, National Lemonade Day is celebrated on August 20. Here at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we find that our supporters are the experts at turning lemons into lemonade.

From making actual lemonade or lemonade flavored treats, to making “lemonade” during challenging times or making lemonade in the lab searching for cures for childhood cancer, ALSF supporters have lots of creative ideas for celebrating National Lemonade Day today and every day! 

Here are some creative ways to make lemonade, straight from the ALSF team of experts:

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May 31, 2019
  • The team at A.C. Moore has the sweetest ideas for your DIY Lemonade Stand!
    The team at A.C. Moore has the sweetest ideas for your DIY Lemonade Stand!
  • Get creative with lemonade stand signs for your neighborhood!
    Get creative with lemonade stand signs for your neighborhood!
  • Add some flair to your stand with balloons and flag decor.
    Add some flair to your stand with balloons and flag decor.
  • Wooden crates are a great material for building for a DIY Lemonade Stand.
    Wooden crates are a great material for building for a DIY Lemonade Stand.
  • Cupcakes are the perfect match for cold lemonade!
    Cupcakes are the perfect match for cold lemonade!
  • Personalize t-shirts for your Lemonade Stand crew!
    Personalize t-shirts for your Lemonade Stand crew!
  • A.C. Moore has great printable templates for custom lemonade stand flyers.
    A.C. Moore has great printable templates for custom lemonade stand flyers.
  • Make your own donation boxes to keep donations safe and secure with this fun project from A.C. Moore.
    Make your own donation boxes to keep donations safe and secure with this fun project from A.C. Moore.

A cool, tall glass of lemonade on a hot day tastes pretty good—but nothing tastes as sweet as giving back feels. Use your creativity to host a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)!

Alexandra “Alex” Scott set up her front yard lemonade stand when she was just 4 years old, raising more than $2,000 that she gave to doctors so that they could find cures for all children battling cancer.

Today, ALSF has funded hundreds of research projects across the United States and Canada and has established support programs for families seeking cutting-edge treatments for... Read More

May 23, 2019
  • Local nurses and stand hosts Shanna and Tiffany built their sturdy lemonade stand out of recycled wooden pallets in Belton, MO.
    Local nurses and stand hosts Shanna and Tiffany built their sturdy lemonade stand out of recycled wooden pallets in Belton, MO.
  • A little color goes a long way. Many stand hosts, including these students from Welsh Valley Middle School, painted over pallets to stand out.
    A little color goes a long way. Many stand hosts, including these students from Welsh Valley Middle School, painted over pallets to stand out.
  • Alex Scott and all kids with cancer are our heroes bravely fighting disease. This stand in Overland Park, KS paid homage to their bravery in a big way.
    Alex Scott and all kids with cancer are our heroes bravely fighting disease. This stand in Overland Park, KS paid homage to their bravery in a big way.
  • The Lemon Club at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, MO gave their DIY lemonade stand a personal flair with hand painted lemons.
    The Lemon Club at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, MO gave their DIY lemonade stand a personal flair with hand painted lemons.
  • If variety is the spice of life, the Wamsley family had the tastiest lemonade stand in Riverside, CA, offering supporters their choice of lemonade flavors and other treats.
    If variety is the spice of life, the Wamsley family had the tastiest lemonade stand in Riverside, CA, offering supporters their choice of lemonade flavors and other treats.

Every summer, fresh lemonade stands pop up all across the country, each more unique than the last. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we always look forward to seeing the kind of DIY lemonade stands supporters make. 

Need some fun, new lemonade stand ideas you can DIY? Get inspired and give your stand a little twist of creativity this year with some of these clever ideas!

1. Recycle and Reuse

Build your stand out of recycled wooden pallets; a smart option that... Read More

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