Thunder's Lemonade Stand

       
Who is Thunder?
Thunder is a very large Simmental steer that arrived at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in 2008.  His previous owner could not keep him, and turned to the MSPCA for help.  As the only open admissions animal care & adoption center in New England for horses & farm animals, we've been able to help Thunder by providing him a safe place to stay while we searched for an adoptive home.  During his 4 years at Nevins, Thunder became a favorite of staff, volunteers, and visitors alike, with many families coming each week just to see this 2000lb. cow relax in his paddock.  Just last month, Thunder was finally adopted and enjoys a life with a herd of cows to call his own.  Click here to read about Thunder's new home and friends at Farm Sanctuary.

You don’t have to be an adult to help animals!  Even the youngest member of the community can take action for homeless neglected animals.  Thunder’s Lemonade Stand is a great opportunity for kids to host a fundraiser. 

Thunder’s Lemonade Stand is an old-fashioned lemonade stand, custom-made for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.  The lemonade stand can be set up here at Nevins Farm any Saturday or Sunday from 12-4pm, and staffed by children of all ages (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).  It’s also designed to be portable, so Thunder’s Lemonade Stand can be taken to offsite events, schools, or even your own neighborhood!
Hosts of Thunder’s Lemonade Stand donate all product and supplies for lemonade.  You can set your own price – be sure to tell your customers that you are donating the proceeds to the animals of the MSPCA at Nevins Farm!

Who the Lemonade Stand Will Help...

The proceeds from Thunder’s Lemonade Stand are donated to Ashton’s Hope Fund.   Named for a young foal that required expensive surgery, Ashton’s Hope Fund provides medical care to MSPCA horses and farm animals currently being cared for at Nevins Farm.  Some may need routine treatment or special shoeing, while others may be suffering from serious injury or disease, or in need of lengthy rehabilitation to restore their health, dignity and grace.  Since its inception, Ashton’s Hope Fund has helped hundreds of animals become healthy enough for adoption.  Learn more about this special fund by clicking here.

As a thank you for your support, we’ll provide a tax-deductible donation receipt for hosts of Thunder’s Lemonade Stand.

How Do I Host Thunder's Lemonade Stand?

         
Book Thunder'sLemonade Stand!
Call (978) 687-7453 x 6161 or email jpesek@mspca.org to reserve.

Hosting Thunder’s Lemonade Stand is easy!  Just a few simple steps and you’ll be on your way to raising money for homeless animals!

Pick a Location!
You can choose to host Thunder’s Lemonade Stand here at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, at an offsite event, or even your own neighborhood!*
Pick A Date!
Choose any Saturday or Sunday from 12-4, and we’ll book Thunder’s Lemonade Stand for  you.
Create Your Lemonade Recipe!
Whether it’s fresh-squeezed lemonade from your own special recipe, or you get a little help from a pre-made mix, your lemonade recipe is certain to be successful! 
Gather Your Supplies!
You’ll need cups and plenty of ice to keep your lemonade cold.  Think about creating a special sign to display, to let people know about the animals you are trying to help and why it’s important to you.
Sell Lemonade!
Set your own price, but be sure to let people know that you are donating the proceeds to the animals of the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.

*Please note that some event organizers and some towns may have restrictions or permits may be required to host a lemonade stand.  Parents are responsible for making sure that any and all permits are secured in advance.