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How Do I Host The Boston MSPCA’s Lemonade Stand?
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. The Boston MSPCA Lemonade Stand is a great opportunity for kids to host a fundraiser. And it’s not just lemonade—hosts sell lemonade in the summer, hot chocolate and cider in the winter and bake goods all year long! What you sell is completely up to you!
The lemonade stand can be set up at the Adoption Center Tuesdays-Fridays 1-5pm and Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm, and staffed by children of all ages (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). You can also host your own Lemonade Stand or Bake Sale anywhere in your community to raise money for the MSPCA.*
Hosts of The Lemonade Stand donate all product and supplies. You can set your own price – be sure to tell your customers that you are donating the proceeds to the animals at the MSPCA!
As a thank you for your support, we’ll provide a tax-deductible donation receipt for hosts of the Lemonade Stand.
Hosting 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 here at the MSPCA, at an offsite event, or even your own neighborhood*!
Pick A Date!
Choose a date during our available hours (Tuesdays-Fridays 1-5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm), and we’ll book the Lemonade Stand for you. Lemonade Stands must be booked in advance. Please call or email to check availability.
Decide What To Sell!
Whether it’s fresh-squeezed lemonade from your own special recipe, or cookies from your local bakery, your stand is certain to be successful!
Gather Your Supplies!
Depending on what you decide to sell, you might need cups, ice, plates, or napkins. 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.
Set your own price, but be sure to let people know that you are donating the proceeds to the animals of the MSPCA.
*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.