LemonAid started in 2002 as a response to the attacks on 9/11. To date over $200,000 has been raised for local charities that serve children.
LemonAid was established in 2002 in memory of the September 11th attacks. The neighbors on 700 Bonnie Brae in River Forest felt called to remember this day by doing something positive in the community. It was decided to hold a lemonade stand with proceeds going to a local charity benefiting children. More than eighty Bonnie Brae residents, mostly kids, participate one way or another to the organization and success of LemonAid. The first year, LemonAid raised $400 for Hephzibah Children’s Association. In 2016, over $40,000 was donated to PING and the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.
Check out LemonAid on YouTube:
Photo History: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly8wpH0hAXM
10th Anniversary Ceremony Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Sb0urgNUc
10th Anniversary Ceremony Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT2t36MRJlY