Animal lovers need to keep an eye on Hamptons roadsides this summer. Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) introduced its brand new youth and fundraising initiative, Lemonarf Stand, A Club for Kids, this week and soon these charitable lemonade stands should be popping up all around the East End.
In an effort to engage children to become philanthropic, ARF has created an official club to involve kids in raising funds for the animals at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott. A Lemonarf Stand is just like a regular lemonade stand, only better. ARF has created a free Lemonarf Stand starter kit, designed to let people know that young participants are an important part of the ARF team, and that all of the money raised from their stands will go directly to the care of the animals at ARF.
The kit includes the following items to help make Lemonarf Stands a big hit in any neighborhood:
The official Lemonarf Stand homemade lemonade recipe. Kids can use this recipe or create their own refreshing beverage.
The official Lemonarf Stand barking good cookie recipe. Kids may use this recipe or make their own mouthwatering treats.
A Lemonarf poster to let everyone know that the stand raises money for ARF. Kids fill in what they are offering for sale and the price. They can decorate the poster as they see fit.
The official Lemonarf minibank, to collect all of the donations and keep them safe until the child can bring the money to ARF.
Official Lemonarf cups.
Official Lemonarf buttons, designating kids as official members of the Lemonarf team.
The most important part of any Lemonarf Stand is that the children have fun! Kids can feel free to add items for sale such as homemade jewelry or art and set their own prices for those items. Participants can also let ARF know where and when they are having their Lemonarf Stand and ARF will put it on their events calendar on Facebook. Everyone who runs a Lemonarf Stand this summer will also have their photo taken when they bring their donation to ARF and will be featured on ARF’s Facebook page.
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found. Founded in 1974, ARF is the leading animal adoption center on the East End. For more information, please visit arfhamptons.org.