Host a lemonade stand. Help make the world a little sweeter.

Calling all families with young changemakers! Want to have fun with your kids and do good at the same time? Host a lemonade stand in your local neighborhood for a charity you’re passionate about. Read on to find out how we’ll sweeten the deal.

How it works

GFM Stand for Something Step 1

1. Start a GoFundMe for a charity you love
Make sure to include #StandForSomething in your fundraiser description.

GFM Stand for Something Step 2

2. Get your free lemonade stand toolkit
We’ll send you a toolkit with a lemonade stand banner, a checklist, and more!

Step 3. Serve lemonade and raise money for good

3. Serve lemonade and raise money for good
Your toolkit will include a custom QR code people can scan to donate to your fundraiser.

Don’t forget your free
lemonade stand toolkit!

We’re no longer mailing out the GoFundMe Lemonade stand toolkit, but you can still host your stand! Just send a message to social@gofundme.com to request your printable, at-home toolkit. We’ll respond with personalized, downloadable assets that will help bring your stand to life and make it easy for your customers to donate. When outreaching, please include the link to your GoFundMe fundraiser.

Be one of the first five hundred (500) people to start your GoFundMe for a certified charity (include #StandForSomething in the description) and fill out the official #StandForSomething Lemonade Stand Toolkit form to receive your family’s very own toolkit. If submissions are received by GoFundMe before 3 p.m. Pacific on August 30, 2022, GoFundMe and VistaPrint will make all reasonable efforts to send the toolkit by the start of Labor Day weekend. Otherwise, please allow 3-5 business days for it to reach your doorstep. Physical kits will be available until the earlier of (a) reaching the 500 kits maximum allotment, or (b) September 30, 2022. After that, you will receive downloadable PDFs with your custom QR code that you can print out to bring your child(ren)’s stand to life. Limit one per family / household. Void where prohibited. US residents only. The #StandForSomething Lemonade Stand initiative is only available through September 30, 2022.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get my official GoFundMe Lemonade Stand Toolkit?

It’s time to bring your lemonade stand to life! First, you’ll need to start your fundraiser for charity and add the #StandForSomething to your fundraiser description. From there, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to safely and securely share your mailing address with us. Please note, that by submitting the form and requesting the toolkit, we will share your mailing address with our partner, VistaPrint.

Which charity should I fundraise for?

Here are some family-approved charities you can raise money for: Environmental Defense Fund, Eat. Learn. Play., or Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Or, you can find a new charity to support here.

How will donations be delivered to my chosen charity?

When you fundraise for charity on GoFundMe, all the funds you raise are automatically sent directly to the charity by our payment partner, PayPal Giving Fund, pursuant to their policies. You won’t have to withdraw or handle any money.

Do I need a permit to host a lemonade stand?

Depending on where you live, you may need a permit to host your lemonade stand. We recommend reaching out to your municipality to make sure you are complying with any local laws or regulations. But don’t let this potential hiccup stop you. You know what they say—when life gives you lemons…

Meet Mikayla

6 Stones charity . Hurst, Texas .

Ever since she was a toddler, Mikayla Rydzeski dreamed of running her own lemonade stand. One hot summer day, her dream finally came true. Mikayla hosted a lemonade stand to support 6 Stones’ Operation Back 2 School event, which provides kids in her local community with school supplies.

To make sure everyone could support her lemonade stand, no matter where they live, Mikayla’s parents created a GoFundMe. With the help of her community, she raised an additional $8,000.

In the words of Mikayla, “It was just the best thing in my life to help others.”

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    As early as seven years old, kids begin to connect asking for help with appearing incompetent in front of others. But at GoFundMe, we believe that asking for help is powerful. #StandForSomething is a fun and easy way for parents to teach their kids how to ask for help while supporting causes that matter to them.