Thank you again to all who supported LemonAid 2018! We were so excited to present the "big" checks today with a grand total of $34,000! We had the pleasure of seeing the beautiful church where A House in Austin currently runs its programming. We then had the opportunity to see their future home location. Look forward to seeing the transformation! We also enjoyed seeing some of the space at New Moms. What a wonderful environment for the families being supported by this amazing program. Look forward to seeing their new location as well. ... See MoreSee Less
This weekend we’ll announce our grand total for this year’s charities. If you missed LemonAid, there’s still time to help sweeten the announcement. 😃🍋 Donations are welcome at 9-11lemonaid.com/. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
We're still basking in the glow of an amazing day on Tuesday! Again, we're blown away by the turnout and support. LemonAid is definitely a community-wide effort! We couldn't do it without help, so a BIG thank you to all who baked, volunteered, attended and donated. More pictures and follow up to come, including our grand total! ... See MoreSee Less
RIVER FOREST, Ill. — A simple fundraiser started by a group of students on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is now an annual tradition enlisting an entire suburban community. River Forest students looking for a way to help the families of 9/11 victims settled on a simple solution in 2002:...
Today, we remember the 2,983 who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks along with all their loved ones. We also mourn the loss of Jimmy Dooley . Always one to entertain, Jimmy rocked the LemonAid crowd back in 2012. #lemonaidpride ... See MoreSee Less
The following comments were shared at our 10 year anniversary from Oak Park resident, Cathy Morgan who lost her father, Richard Morgan, on 9/11. We're thinking about her family and all the families who lost loved ones today.
"This LemonAide Stand is a beautiful way to honor those who responded on September 11th and the days that followed. I am greatly touched by this LemonAide Stand- of kids helping kids. I believe it captures the spirit of love and charity that emerged after September 11th. I cannot think of any other annual event in the Chicago area or on the East coast that brings to mind the heroics of charity and kindness in such a simple yet powerful manner.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people on Bonnie Brae for continuing this tradition. Over the past 10 years you have worked to help make our community stronger and to honor the strength and greatness of the American people. You have chosen not to highlight the September 11th crimes on humanity, but to highlight the generosity of the American people that was so prevalent 10 years ago." ... See MoreSee Less
In 2002, a River Forest neighborhood wanted to remember the victims of 9/11 and give back to the community on the first anniversary of the terror attacks. Now, every Sept. 11, the neighbors gather for the Kids Helping Kids 9/11 LemonAid Stand. Bonnie Brae 9/11 Charity "LemonAid" Stand
We’re drumming up excitement for the big day tomorrow! Hope you’ll join us. If you’re not able to attend, but would like to support A House in Austin and New Moms you can donate online here 9-11lemonaid.com. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
Hard to have a lemonade stand without lemonade!! Thank you Whole Foods Market River Forest for again donating a key item to LemonAid!
Also, BIG thank you to the following businesses that will keep us well fed on Tuesday. Some you’ll see on site passing out goodies!
The Brown Cow Ice-Cream Parlor Twisted Cookie Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Novick Orthodontics - providing cotton candy Reuter’s Bakery Popcorn - provided by Oak Park Pediatrics, Elan Hair, Body & Soul, and Mike McGarry
Special thank you to Restaurant Depot for generously donating our compostable cups. LemonAid strives to be a zero waste event! ... See MoreSee Less