Fighting Poverty with Lemons.
Over the past 8 years, young children and families have become an integral part of Robin Hood’s mission to fight poverty in New York City. One of the best examples of their commitment is through the Robin Hood LemonAid program.
In 2004, a couple of our youngest supporters decided to dedicate a summer day, to squeezing, stirring and selling glasses of lemonade. At the end of the day, they donated all of the money they collected to Robin Hood. These children inspired countless more and over the past eight years, similar stands across New York have raised more than $825,000.
On June 9, 75 families continued this tradition. With more than 25 lemonade stands scattered across Westchester. Robin Hood’s youngest foot soliders took to the streets selling lemonade, sharing staggering statistics about the problem of poverty, and informing their neighbors about the many ways Robin Hood helps New Yorkers in need.
At the end of the weekend, their efforts paid off – and in a big way — with more than $80,000 raise for Robin Hood. And just think, it all started with a couple of lemons and some kids looking for a way to make a small difference.