Raising $300 for SickKids is a big deal for us, but we know that it is a modest contribution to the larger scope. Understanding this has led us to discuss what program our donation would impact positively and significantly.
The SickKids Foundation has a Bravery Bead Fund. As soon as we heard this, we knew where the donations would be best directed.
The Bravery Bead Program allows children who wish to participate, the chance to collect a different bead for each procedure or event while visiting the hospital for treatment. The goal of the program is to make a necklace with colourful beads that represent the unique and special journey of a particular child and to make something that they are proud of and want to share with family and friends. Beads are not given as a reward or something to be earned but rather to represent each child’s individual story through treatment.
WOW beads are special beads given after a particularly difficult procedure or on a particularly difficult day or perhaps just a first time for accomplishing something as simple as getting out of bed. Each child selects his/her own WOW bead from the drawer.
During our stay at SickKids Hospital our daughter collected quite a few beads. At times it was the reason she would see a test or procedure through. When you walk the halls at the hospital, kids wear their beads, albeit on IV poles or wheelchairs, with a great deal of pride.
Each bead has a story and no strings of beads look the same.
We hope that you approve of the decision to donate the funds to the Bravery Bead Program. For more information, click here.
Royal House of Music
Believe In Music Education
Thank you to the Royal House of Music for donating some complimentary classes to one lucky kiddo! We’ll host a giveaway at our lemonade stand.
The Royal House of Music has been very helpful in help spreading the word about our mighty little stand. They are located in Mimico and teach everything from drums to guitar!
You need 3 things!
Sugar, lemons, water
1. Make a simple syrup. It’s quick & easy! Grab a small saucepan, put in 1 cup of water and 1 3/4 cups of white sugar. (It’s a treat, its ok!) Bring it to a boil and stir it to dissolve the sugar. Leave it to cool at room temperature and then put it in the fridge to chill.
2.Squeeze enough lemons to make 1.5 cups lemon juice (about 6 lemons depending on how juicy those suckers are)
3. Mix with 7 cups of water
Stir, put in a FANCY DANCY glass, and enjoy 🙂
Life just got a little bit sweeter, thanks to the Tartistry! Our gratitude goes to Michelle from the shop for sponsoring our lemonade stand. You’ll have to come early to pick up a cup of lemonade and grab a tart (or two!) to go.
If you’ve never checked out their deliciousness, be sure to online, or by visiting them at their location – 1252 The Queensway.
Thank you to Suitcase Theatre for your support!
Suitcase Theatre is an organization close to our hearts! Suitcase Theatre is a not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Etobicoke, that is dedicated to making live theatre and art accessible to all children, regardless of income or circumstance.
Suitcase Theatre is busy performing plays to schools, daycares, and community events – and at SickKids Hospital! They also host children’s theatre program that are in-line with our belief that children are allowed and encouraged to be creative, silly, and have fun.
Really, Suitcase Theatre is home-spun and homegrown – it is all things lemonade 🙂
The kiddos on the street have all been given a blank piece of paper so to scribe the invitations to the neighbours. This is the first, in a series of invites that we are going to photocopy and distribute, door to door, in a few weeks. This is the first step in our homespun lemonade stand’s guerilla marketing campaign 🙂
Lemonade for Love will be held on Saturday June 13th, 2015 in Etobicoke!
Progress was made today on our lemonade stand. Check out the artistry and colours.
The kiddos in the neighbourhood have even begun to make jewelry to sell on June 14th! This is a truly down home and grassroots approach to kids helping kids.
Thank you to the support of the Etobicoke Guardian, Etobicoke 365 and Etobicoke Snap for your support! If you are interested in supporting our cause, please visit our sponsors page.