When u get lemons, make lemonade!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade stands.

Welcome to our virtual lemonade stand and thank you for helping our charitable cause,  Compassion International! Help provide food, clean water, basic medical care, educational support and more to children living in extreme poverty around the world! Your contribution goes directly to this charity. Thank you!

Over Memorial Day weekend my three little boys decided to have their first lemonade stand in the park across from our house in Denver.

As a mom, I wanted to teach my boys about entrepreneurship and charity. The boys wanted to donate their profits to an organization they picked, Compassion International, to foster a child in need in another country for a year. They picked a little 5 year old boy from Indonesia to raise money for. 

Two police officers approached us and shut down their  lemonade stand. My boys were crushed and so was I.  

On June 1, we were fortunate to share our story on Fox and Friends First LIVE. Here is the link:

But we made a huge difference! We raised money for charity, and we worked with local government to get the Denver laws changed. Now kids in Denver can now have neighborhood lemonade stands without permits! Next step, we are working to support kids entrepreneurship for the state of Colorado, without unnecessary government red tape. We can all make a difference, including kids!

And here are a few other links from over the summer:
Wall Street Journal 

CBS This Morning 

Country Time Legal-Ade Throws Denver a Lemonade Party 

If you would like to donate to Compassion International to help a child in need, please do so! $456 helps a child in need for one year.

Thank you!
Jennifer Knowles, Ph.D
aka: LemonadeStandMama
Instagram: lemonadestandmama
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    • 40 mos
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    • $50 
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Jennifer Knowles 
Denver, CO
Compassion International 
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