The Lemon-Aid Project is a city-wide charity event where kids are provided with all the materials to set up lemonade stands to raise money for those in need. It is a free and fun Tulsa tradition that empowers kids of all ages to be impactful entrepreneurs and philanthropists within their community.
About The Lemon-Aid Project
In the summer of 1993, the Eller siblings set up a lemonade stand in their front yard, making $26.27. Instead of buying toys, games or candy, their parents suggested they donate the money to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.
The oldest, Katie, went to the Day Center with their father to drop off the money and saw another child underneath a table just trying to play. When she came home and told the rest of the family what happened, their parents asked "what are you going to do about it?"
The Eller Kids brainstormed until their one stand became Lemon-Aid, a city-wide lemonade stand raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for those in need each Labor Day Weekend from 1994 - 2000.
The return of the lemon-Aid Project
After an extended hiatus, The Lemon-Aid Project returned in 2019 as an official non-profit with IRS 501(c)3 approval to celebrate its 25th anniversary and we are excited about what is in store!