Raising money for back-to-school shoes and more
June 30, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS – Coburn Place’s popular Lemonade Stand fundraiser is back this year in virtual form. From July 1 through 17, the Virtual Lemonade Stand is collecting donations for the children of survivors of domestic abuse who live in the building or in community-based housing or are on the waiting list. Coburn Place serves more than 250 kids every month.
This fundraiser ensures the kids start the school year with brand-new shoes, new socks and new uniforms. The proceeds from the Virtual Lemonade Stand also set them up for success at school, helping with art and school supplies, activities, field trip fees, movie passes for good grades, and much-needed mobile hot spots.
“Life gave us lemons this year, and the kids can’t make lemonade or sell it in person,” says Coburn Place CEO Julia Kathary. “We’re hopeful people will donate to the Virtual Lemonade Stand so the kids can start the school year right.”
The children are staying involved by “leading” teams of grown-ups in a friendly fundraising competition. They’re designing logos and creating names for their teams’ virtual stands. The winner gets to choose the cookies for the post-fundraiser celebration.
To donate to the Virtual Lemonade Stand, visit www.coburnplace.org/lemons.
In conjunction with the Virtual Lemonade Stand, Hotel Tango is presenting a Spiked Lemonade Sale, mixing up $35 to-go cocktail kits July 13 through 17. Coburn Place Children’s Services receives $10 for each kit sold, available for pick-up at 702 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, Monday through Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., and Friday from noon to 10 p.m. Kits make four to six drinks; delivery is available to a limited area.
About Coburn Place
Coburn Place empowers victims of interpersonal abuse and envisions a world where everyone may live free from interpersonal abuse. It is Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive provider of longer-term housing options for survivors. Coburn Place uniquely offers on-site transitional housing and community-based housing in a Domestic Violence Housing First approach targeted at identifying and eliminating housing barriers and improving survivors’ overall housing stability and well-being. It is a nationally recognized model program and has provided life-changing support to more than 4,000 adults and children since 1996.
Contact: Kim Easton, communications manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.