Number of Participants: 60
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $1,014
Event Amount Raised: $400
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: February 11, 2019
Covert Avenue Elementary School
Covert Avenue, Elmont
Covert Avenue School first-graders and members of the Student Council worked collaboratively to run a lemonade stand during their lunch periods as a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a pediatric cancer charity.
The first-grade classes read the book “Lemonade in Winter” before the day of the sale. The book tells the story of two siblings who open a lemonade stand in the coldest time of the year despite their parents’ objections. During the event, students collected money and handed out cups of lemonade and napkins to their customers.
Principal Mary Natoli extended her thanks to the first-grade students’ families, who generously donated lemonade mix, napkins and cups to ensure the sale’s success. The sale raised $400 for the organization, which included a $75 donation from the Student Council.