Fond du Lac Area Lemonade Day participants gave $8,000 in Lemonade Day profits back to the community. The event took place on Saturday, May 5, 2018, with an estimated 75 stands throughout the area, with many of them located in front of brick and mortar businesses. Lemonade Day teaches students in grades 4-6 how to start, own and operate their own business through the tool of a lemonade stand.
As part of this unique educational program, students were asked to submit their business results following the event. This year’s results are outstanding with a total of $16,000 raised by the young entrepreneurs. Youth were encouraged to spend, save, and share some of their profit.
“Not only does Lemonade Day teach students important life skills like counting back change and teamwork, but it also teaches the core value of giving back to the community that supports you,” said Bernadette Seefeld, director of educational programs for Envision Greater Fond du Lac. “We are very proud of this year’s students and the impact they made on our community through their Lemonade Day efforts.”
Our area youth take the sharing component to heart, this was demonstrated by the fact that 96% of the stands shared a portion of their profit. We are proud to announce that the students donated a total of $8,000 back to the community by giving to a charity of their choice. The students gave to various charities including Salute The Troops, Fond du Lac Humane Society and Agnesian HealthCare Foundation.
One participating student shared, “We decided to donate money to Children’s Hospital because we wanted to help children who were in need. We donated to the Humane Society because we love animals and want to help animals that do not have a loving home.”
Fond du Lac Area Lemonade Day is a program of Envision Greater Fond du Lac. Youth in grades 4-6 who are interested in participating in Fond du Lac Area Lemonade Day can find more information at https://lemonadeday.org/fond-du-lac-area, or like “Fond du Lac Area Lemonade Day” on Facebook.