It’s still sunny and 80 in Georgia Ya’ll, Just because school is in session doesn’t mean the summer fun has to stop. I’ve always tried to be a fun, cool hands on mama and come up with ideas to keep my kids excited and happy. I have been wanting to create a lemonade stand for a few months and really go all out so when I saw an opportunity to do that and tie in a good lesson I jumped on it!! We live in the deep south in a small tiny town and normally always take the time to hold the door, say thanks more than once, care about other people and even toss a few dollars to the man holding the sign at Walmart. But that doesn’t mean I have really taught my daughter about sick kids and those that are not healthy all the time she was born strong and sassy the day she arrive at 8 pounds 10oz so I never really had to”explain”.
So I wanted to teach her and mix in a little fun in the process we tried juggling and well lets just say we will leave that to the professionals…. so we created an amazing lemonade stand for friends, family and neighbors to come visit and all proceeds went to Ronald McDonald House Charities which has helped provide help and resources for families so they can be less stressed and focus on the child they love with everything in them! They help with some of the financial strain on families with sick children by providing housing that is near their hospitalized child. I can’t imagine having to go through that but I do know I would want to be a closer as possible to the hospital where my child was receiving care. We live comfortable but that’s because we both work 40-50 hours a week if we didn’t work I don’t know if we would be able to afford what #RMHC helps with and that’s a HUGE piece of mind!!
We really did “TRY” the juggling act and well let’s say this this picture does them WAY more justice:
In 2016, RMHC helped provide 2.4 million overnight stays to families with a sick child. This year, RMHC is asking each of us to start a fundraiser doing what we love to provide an additional 12,500 more overnight stays for families in need by the end of 2017. This way, families with a sick child can spend more time together, be closer to the doctors, and be near their child when life decisions need to be made.
A few ideas to get your fundraiser started?
- Bake Sale.
- Yard Sale.
- Read a book a thon.
- Fishing for funds.
Really come up with anything you love and run with it, but the most important thing is to HAVE FUN!!!! You can’t go wrong when your heart is in the right place.
This fun lemonade setup was super easy and cost only about $40 for everything so go get started!!!
Give a little donation to the #RMHC lemonade stand. Together, we can help keep families together and help RMHC meet their goal of 12,500 additional overnight stays. Because sometimes, the only medicine for a sick child is having family within arms reach.
Thanks so much for coming by!!!! It means a lot and please feel free to ask me any questions about #RMHC