A few weeks ago, my friend held a garage sale. Her kids sold lemonade as part of the sale to any thirsty customers. I personally don’t understand how someone can resist buying lemonade from a kid!
My friend’s son made $19.00. Not bad for a five year old.
I read a book recently called Give A Little by Wendy Smith who talks about how the small donations actually make the biggest impact. Did you know after the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia that 45% of the total worldwide donations (2.78 billion dollars!) came from everyday Americans?
It got me to thinking…what if there were more lemonade stands in the world? And what if the proceeds from lemonade went to great causes to help others? Not to toot our own horn, but I’m pretty proud of how Bonus.com Gives Back. Part of your shopping goes to help organizations and charities!
So, think about your summer plans. How could you possibly give back? Holding a garage sale? Sell some cookies or brownies with that lemonade and see how much you can raise for a local food bank or non-profit organization that’s likely hurting during leaner economic times. Be creative!
If you have a great story to share about how your child or someone in your neighborhood raised money for others, we’d love to hear about it!