This Saturday the Bogarduses — Bill, Jenn, Molly and Jackson — participated in the Robin Hood Foundation’s “Lemonaid” Stand at the corner of Dialstone and Lockwood. Their stand, which benefited from the help of neighborhood kids and their parents, was just one of a series of pop-up lemonade stands across town to benefit Robinhood Foundation! The Robin Hood Foundation is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York’s poorest neighborhoods.
Bill Bogardus, who many in town know as their grade school PE teacher, reports that the modest lemonade and treat stand raised $404 for the Robinhood Foundation!
“It was great to see so many neighborhood kids stop by to help and support the cause,” Bill said. The kids made their own signs and got motivated by the lemonaid t-shirts and stickers.
On Saturday afternoon there was a party at Greenwich Country Day School to celebrate the fundraising efforts and for people running stands to turn in their money.
According to the Robinhood Foundation, since it first began more than 10 years ago, some of the tri-state’s youngest poverty fighters have raised more than $1,000,000 through Lemonaid – one refreshing glass at a time – making it possible for Robin Hood to fund the most effective and innovative schools, job training programs, physical and mental health support services, and other vital programs that help lift New Yorkers out of poverty.