Sat 7/27: Kids take a stand! – kids raise awareness and funds for KIND and the Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response.

What are your kids doing this weekend?

The Lawyer Moms Foundation is organizing Kids Take a Stand—lemonade stands set up all over the country on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, to raise awareness of the plight of migrant families and to raise funds to support the Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response and KIND (Kids in Need of Defense).  

Last year, kids and families in 91 cities, across 38 states, hosted over 112 lemonade stands as part of Kids Take a Stand. These lemonade stands raised OVER $35,000!

Does your kid want to help? Go here to sign up your stand! Here is the link to the tool kit.

  1. Plan your lemonade stand:  All you need is a table, a few chairs, lemonade, and cups. Decide how you are going to collect donations. Register your stand and check the Kids Take a Stand facebook page often for materials and updates about the event!

  2. Be a Champion & Invite your family, friends and neighbors:  Share Kids Take a Stand with your personal network and let them know that you are hosting a stand! Email, text, and call your friends and invite them to help you host or to stop by and make a donation. Advertise your stand on Nextdoor or other neighborhood network groups! Like Lawyer Moms Foundation and join our mailing list for up to date information about the event.Take pictures and tell us about your progress, #KidsTakeaStand, #LawyerMomsFoundation.

  3. Make Signs: We’ve made it really easy! Download Kids Take a Stand Printables. Your kids can even color them in! Send us photos of your progress!

  4. Invite Influencers:  Call or email your Member of Congress, mayor, governor, candidates running for office, and other influencers in your area and invite them to your lemonade stand. Here’s a template to start!

  5. Send Out a Press Release to Local Media: We have an optional press release template that you can edit and send to local media outlets. Submit Kids Take a Stand to any local event listings in your city!

  6. Check Permit Requirements: Check for rules in your area around hosting lemonade stands and accepting donations.

  7. Blanket Social Media!  Post photos of your stand on the Kids Take a Stand and Lawyer Moms Foundation pages. Use the hashtags: #KidsTakeAStand, #LawyerMomsFoundation

  8. Donate! Like our facebook page for updates on how to send your donations to us on the day of! There will be a few options:

All proceeds from the lemonade stands will be donated to 2 incredible organizations: the Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response and KIND (Kids in Need of Defense). The mission of Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response is to welcome, orient, feed, clothe, and otherwise serve the immigrants and refugees being released en masse in the Rio Grande Valley. KIND has a robust national network of pro bono attorneys who have represented unaccompanied children in their search for safety, and provides legal services and social services for released migrant children.

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