Let's turn lemons into lemonade for an amazing cause!
At the 6th annual Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand, we will be helping to raise money for the Stony Brook Children's Hospital. Over the years, the lemonade stand has raised more than $36,000 in support of the new Children’s Hospital Pavilion, programs and services. Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital serving over 300,000 pediatric patients in Suffolk County. This year all funds will help to support the Child Life Program at the hospital.
*DONATIONS: Please add your info as prompted along with your name. If there is a specific school in THREE VILLAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT that you would like to get credit for the district-wide "Lemon-Heads competition", please list it. (Example: John Doe/Nassakeag; or Jane Doe/Mount).
DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 (*rain date is Thursday 8/9/18)
LOCATION: R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL- 351 Oxhead Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
More info: www.threevillagekidslemonadestand.com
WHO WE HELP: The Child Life Program at Stony Brook Children's Hospital helps to reduce the stress that pediatric patients and their families may experience when faced with illness, medical procedures and unfamiliar surroundings. The Child Life Program offers an opportunity for children to engage in everyday childhood activities to help minimize anxiety. The program provides therapeutic, educational and recreational activities to meet the unique emotional and developmental needs of children during their hospital stays. Donations raised by the Three Village Kids lemonade stand will help to expand and enhance the activities and services provided by the Stony Brook's Child Life Program.
HISTORY: In the summer of 2012, 11-year old Maddie Mastriano and her 8-year old brother Joseph decide they wanted to have a lemonade stand. After starting to set up some supplies in front of their home, they gained the attention of some of the kids on the block. Instead of trying to figure out how to split the earnings by 15-kids, it was suggested that they find a place that they may want to donate to. Without hesitation Maddie and Joseph both said "The Children's Hospital!" When asked why, they said that they were lucky to have a summer while there are some kids who are sick, and don't have that chance, so this would be a nice way to let them know we are thinking of them. What started out as a small lemonade stand in front of their home on Spencer Lane, with a few neighbors helping the "Spencer Lane Kids" quickly grew to the "S-Section Kids Lemonade Stand." The community has really started to rally around this event, that has truly grown every year, and become a tradition of the summer. In fact last year, over 150-volunteers from grades K-12 in many of the surrounding communities helped us raise money, sell lemonade or donated supplies. We are proud to change the name this year to reflect a true sense of who is involved in making this event a success, the kids from this school district: Three Village Kids!
BUZZWORTHY: This lemonade stand has been featured on: CBS, News 12, Live It Up TV, and Fios News
Featured in: Times Beacon Record, Newsday, The Three Village Patch, Pennysaver News, etc...
Visited by celebrities & politicians including: Legislator Kara Hahn, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer of Hell's Kitchen, NY Islanders #36 Eric Boulton, Mr. Met, Stony Brook University Men's Basketball Team, Stony Brook University Women's Soccer Team...
Kids have also been acknowledged for their hard work and charitable efforts with Proclamations by NYS Governor Cuomo, Senator John Flanagan and Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine. ***More info can be found here: www.threevillagekidslemonadestand.com www.threevillagekidslemonadestand.com