The Great Lemonade War

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1,2,3,4… We declare a LEMONADE war!

Forest Elementary GLW

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) invites elementary and middle schools to participate in The Great Lemonade War and compete against each other with one common goal – beat childhood cancer. This contest is inspired by Jacqueline Davies’ The Lemonade War and challenges schools to raise the most money during the competition months, October-March. All proceeds will benefit ALSF and go towards the fight against childhood cancer. Plus, the winning school will win a visit from Ms. Davies and one of Alex's parents, Liz or Jay Scott, with runner-up schools receiving Skype visits.

Notify Me for 2021

    The contest has now started! Register your school online to be assigned a personal Event Coach and receive additional fundraising resources, including one copy of The Lemonade War.

    Next, start fundraising! Some ideas for the competition include:

    • Hosting lemonade stands – a classic!
    • Collecting spare change – you can request special ALSF coin boxes.
    • Selling paper lemons and using them to decorate the school.
    • Planning a walkathon or a Fun Run.
    • Hosting an athletic event like a kickball game!
    • Click here to see more ideas!
    New Oxford Elementary School

    Congratulations to our 2018-2019 winner of The Great Lemonade War, New Oxford Elementary School in New Oxford, PA! NOE raised over $3,800 through lemonade stands, along with other activities like mixing their own lemonade and painting the principal!

    Schools participating in The Great Lemonade War in the past have helped to raise over $170,000 for childhood cancer research. From lemonade stands, hat days, talent shows, coin collections, staff for a day fundraisers and more, the students and teachers truly make it their mission to continue Alex’s legacy. See pictures and videos from past participants.

    If you have any questions about this competition, please contact [email protected].

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    Fundraisers with Recent Donations

    Fundraising Page NameLocationAmount
    Rowlett Middle AcademyBradenton, FL$1,343
    4th Grade Lemonade Fundraiser Somerville, NJ$1,174
    Grindstone Elementary-Lemonade StandBerea, OH$1,007
    Moore Elementary Lemonade WarBath, PA$442
    Lemons from LuptonFort Lupton, CO$236
    South Mountain ElementaryDillsburg, PA$2,659
    5th Grade Lemonade WarSomis, CA$237
    Forest Elementary's Lemonade WarRiverview, MI$1,012
    Finley-Oates Takes a Stand!Bonham, TX$311
    Unity Point 3rd Grade Lemonade Stand 2020Carbondale, IL$10
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