Shea’s Lemonade Rocks! $2,452.34 and counting …
It’s been a busy few weeks here in Lemonade Land. We’ve had 21 Lemonade Days throughout the country [and Canada!] in just 10 days … still 10 more Lemonade Days to go! . . . not to mention the countless independent stands popping up in cities around the globe.
Today we follow-up with our enterprising entrepreneur, Shea. We have been following Shea for months now. If you need a refresher course: Shea wrote Donald Trump requesting his help as an investor and permission to have her stand on his golf course. After no response, Shea went to Plan B and secured a location at her favorite local restaurant in Haymarket, VA. She chose her charity as the Twin Towers Initiative and the National Law Enforcement Museum. The charities and community rallied Shea’s cause and soon she was at the Police Ski Championships for a kick off where she raised over $1,000 for her charities EVEN BEFORE LEMONADE DAY!
Shea held her Lemonade Day stand on National Lemonade Day, May 1. But first, I want to share a note of thank her father sent to their supporters on May 2:
“How ironic that we all gathered yesterday [at Shea’s lemonade stand] to honor the 72 Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the Twin Towers on 9/11 while at the same time our Country’s resources were taking out the main person responsible for the loss of those lives. We would to thank each of you for coming out yesterday to support Shea‘s lemonade stand in honor of those fallen LEOs. It was a great success just by the attendance alone. However, Shea was able to raise over $1,345.00 yesterday from the sale of lemonade, t-shirts and additional contributions.
Last night’s news of Osama Bin Laden’s fate hopefully can start the closure for the families and friends of those who lost loved ones, friends and co-workers on 9/11. However, no one should ever forget those who perished on that date including the 72 LEOs who bravely sacrificed their lives in their attempt to rescue the many still trapped inside the Twin Towers. I am very proud of my daughter’s effort to honor those LEOs with her lemonade stand proceeds going to the Twin Towers Initiative that will be displayed at the National Law Enforcement Museum located in WDC.”
NOW FOR THE RESULTS!
There was a tremendous turnout from the community including law enforcement, firefighters and media.
The weather wasn’t perfect, but Shea had a great turnout. Everyone had a blast … her school principal even stopped by. When the local newspaper reporter asked what she was saving for, Shea responded that she was saving to go visit her best friend in Houston.
Shea made three different kinds of lemonade:
Shea MADE a total of 16.5 gallons of lemonade
- 4.5 gallons of Strawberry Lemonade
- 4.0 gallons of Pink Lemonade
- 8.0 gallons of Regular Lemonade
Shea SOLD 15.5 gallons of lemonade or 248 cups!!! (Thirsty people)
- 4.0 gallons of Strawberry Lemonade (64 cups)
- 4.0 gallons of Pink (64 cups)
- 7.5 gallons of Regular Lemonade (120 cups)
LEMONADE SALES – Shea sold 248 cups:
- 34 customers purchased qty 1 cup for $3 = $102
- 107 customers purchased qty 2 cups for $5 = $535
- Total Lemonade Sales: $637
- 10 customers purchased qty 1 shirt for $15 = $150
- 12 customers purchased qty 2 shirts for $25 = $300
- Total T-Shirt Sales: $450
1. Tips and charitable contributions = $562.50
$1649.50 – total raised
$ 190.99 – less costs
$ 29.17 – Shea’s piggy bank (2%)
$1429.34 – DONATED TO TWIN TOWERS INITIATIVE/NLEOMF for the Law Enforcement Museum
That’s a total of $2,452.34 thus far for charity. (She already donated $1023.00 from her “kick-off” at a police event in March). She’s now off to Police Week. Her stand will be outside the NLEOMF retail store at the corner of E Street NW and 4th Street on May 12 from 3-6 pm when the Blue Valor and Police Unity tours arrive in DC from Ground Zero in NY.
Shea is an inspiration to entrepreneurs and philanthropists around the globe. Learning at 6 years old about investors, site location, banking, giving back and so much more. Do you know someone who participated in Lemonade Day? Do you have a story of an enterprising entrepreneur to share? Share your story with us firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out if Lemonade Day is in your city visit lemonadeday.org.