Salvation Army kicks off LemonAid campaign on Friday


The Salvation Army of Central Ohio will begin the second year of its LemonAid campaign starting on Friday.

The charity effort benefits impoverished children and is run by caring kids who want to help by setting up their own lemonade stands throughout Central Ohio.

The campaign will run from June 2 to July 15.

All funds raised will be used to provide meals, after-school programs, summer camps (including scholarships), recreation programs, mentoring by adults, music classes, and more.

In 2016, the organization served more than 22,000 children after raising over $48,000.

Parents can also register their children online. Registration is free and The Salvation Army will send a promotional kit that includes: an official LemonAiD sign, a LemonAiD badge, thank you stickers for customers, and a helpful hints brochure.

Final celebration planned for Saturday,, July 15 at Mapfre Stadium where kids will pour their LemonAid proceeds into the giant Salavation Army kettle, enjoy food and games, and receive a free LemonAid T-shirt.

Below is a list of the locations participating in the opening two days.

Friday, June 2:

  • Easton Town Center (10 am - 4 pm)
  • Huffman's Market (10 am - 4 pm)
  • Sam's Club in Dublin (10 am - 2 pm)
  • Downtown at corner of Broad St and High St (10 am - 1 pm)
  • Delaware First Fridays (Evening)

Saturday, June 3:

  • Easton Town Center (11 am - 3 pm)
  • Huffman's Market (10 am - 4 pm)
  • Sam's Club in Dublin (10 am - 2 pm)
  • Conservatory of Piano Worthington (11 am - 2 pm)
  • Conservatory of Piano New Albany (3 pm - 4:30 pm)
  • WalMart Lewis Center (10 am - 4 pm)
  • Wlamart Morse Road (10 am - 4 pm)

To learn more about the LemonAid campaign, you can go to The Salvation Army's website or call Kristin Hampton-Harmon at (614) 738-0972.