Homelessness Hurts. Kids Can Help.
Registration will open in May 2020. Thank you to all who volunteered to host a stand!
LemonAiD supports local homeless children while empowering young people to make a positive difference in our community. By operating a LemonAiD stand during the month of June, kids raise money that supports children staying at The Salvation Army's Emergency Homeless Shelter in Lexington.
HOMELESSNESS IN THE BLUEGRASS
Last year The Salvation Army was a safe haven for over 1,500 homeless individuals including 260 children. Half of Kentucky residents have to spend more than 30% of their income to afford the cost of housing (Kentucky Youth Advocates, 2018) so it’s not surprising that when an unexpected crisis hits, a family can quickly find themselves without a place to live. At our shelter we start by meeting basic needs, with more than 50,000 days of 24 hour shelter and 160,000 meals served last year, but we don’t stop there. We provide comprehensive support that helps families find housing and keep it. In the past two years, 96% of those we served have not returned to our shelter with a repeat episode of homelessness. Learn more about our shelter.
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Make a donation to LemonAiD. Funds will be used to support operational expenses associated with housing homeless children -- food, diapers, clothing, lodging, childcare, professional case management, and the replacement of worn furnishings and equipment. You can also send a check to 736 W. Main St Lexington, KY 40508 with LemonAiD in the memo.
REGISTER A LIVE STANDRegistration will open in May 2020. Thank you to all who volunteered to host a stand! Check out our frequently asked questions to start planning your stand for next year.
We are so grateful to our 2019 LemonAiD Days Sponsors. Thank you for supporting homeless kids in the Bluegrass! Want to see your logo here for 2020? Contact Joanna Weaver at email@example.com or 859-252-7706, ext. 147.
For more information about LemonAiD, contact Joanna Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-252-7706, ext. 147.