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We believe that volunteering as a family and giving back to our community is a great way to build character in kids and become closer as a family.  Focusing on others is a great way to teach compassion and teamwork and develops valuable life skills and the opportunity to make new friends.

Summer is a great time to get kids involved in volunteering and giving back since they are involved in fewer activities than during the school year, and we’ve come up with a meaningful summer bucket list idea.  We’ve partnered with Sunlight dish detergent to create a Lemon Aid by Sunlight stand. For decades, Sunlight dish soap has been a household favorite among Canadians, and it’s ideal for clean-up duty for many family activities, including lemonade stands!


Meaningful summer bucket list idea

Since the weather has been over 30 degrees Celsius the last couple of weeks, we thought that hosting a lemonade stand on one of the hottest weekends would be a great way for people to cool off and for us to raise some money for charity.

The first step to getting kids involved is to choose a local charity that has a special meaning to you as a family.

The charity we chose was the Steinbach Family Resource Centre.  The Steinbach Family Resource Centre is a local charity that provides resources and help for families.  Their goal is to help families find support and meaningful connections in the community.

The Steinbach Family Resource Centre has been a lifeline for many new residents and new families in our community.  Not only does the center offer services such as nutrition guidance and parenting resources, they offer great programs such as drop-in play programs for parents with children of all ages, as well as support groups for pregnant moms and new dads.

Our kids were excited to set up the lemonade stand and work together to bring awareness to this great charity.  (We used an adorable lemonade stand, but a simple table works great if you don’t have a designated lemonade stand.)

The kids enjoyed the afternoon selling lemonade and blowing bubbles with cute lemon & lime bubble blowers made from pipe cleaners.  We used the following bubble recipe using Sunlight dish soap – perfect for making homemade bubbles!


  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. Sunlight Lemon Fresh dish soap
  • 1 tbsp. glycerin

summer lemonade stand

The kids were excited to raise $46.70 for their charity and are talking about running another lemonade stand soon!  We love Sunlight’s fresh lemon scent (it includes real lemon essence) and it made cleaning up the sticky dishes afterward a breeze.


1 lucky CANADIAN Mommy Moment reader will WIN a Lemon Aid by Sunlight Stand!

**prize may not be exactly as shown**

To enter, leave a blog post comment telling us which charity you would like to support.

This post was brought to you by Henkel Canada.  All opinions are my own.


Sunday 27th of August 2017

I would support our local children's hospital.

Stephen Bobula

Sunday 27th of August 2017

I would support the humane society for sure

Tasha F

Sunday 27th of August 2017

What a great way to teach kids to give back to their communities. I would choose to donate to our local food bank as many families rely on it to feed their families.

Erica Seaman

Sunday 27th of August 2017

We are faithful sponsors of our local SPCA, they can use all the help they can get.

Amanda Smith

Sunday 27th of August 2017

I would donate to The Brain Tumour Research Fund at McMaster, for my son :)