Lemonade Stands Raising Money for Non-Profit

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Lemonade stands will be set up around the Rockford area this weekend and it’s all in the name of a good cause.

It started as an idea by a 13-year-old Rockford girl who wanted a way to honor her sister with Down Syndrome.

The money she raised by holding a lemonade stand helped to open the non-profit Gigi’s Playhouse in Rockford. Four years later, it’s now expanded into a 2-day fundraiser with 17 locations.

“The money is used to help support programming at Gigi’s Playhouse for all ages. We have adult program, teens to kids’ club, to our younger toddler ages,” said Board Member Julie Gustafson.
The lemonade stands will be open through tomorrow. See a full list of their times and locations below:

Friday, July 25

-GiGi’s Playhouse, 8801 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park, 10am – 2pm
-Interiors, 5950 E. State, Rockford, 10am - 4pm
-The White Trunk, 1706 Rural St., Rockford, 1pm - 4pm
-Lino’s Restaurant, 6511 E. State, Rockford, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
-5048 Telluride Ct., North of Volcano Falls on Bell School Rd, 10am – 3pm
-2612 17th Ave., Rockford, 8am - 4pm
-5378 Hawkeye Trail, Machesney Park, 12pm - 4pm
-7372 Adrianna Drive, Roscoe, 11am - 6pm

Saturday, July 26

-Egg Harbor Restaurant, 1603 N. Alpine, Rockford, 10am – 2pm
-The White Trunk, 1706 Rural St., Rockford, 10am - 2pm
-For the Love of Chic, 4616 E. State, Rockford, 10am - 4pm
-Machesney Park Family Days, Machesney Park, 10am - 6pm
-5048 Telluride Ct., North of Volcano Falls on Bell School Rd, 10am – 3pm
-2612 17th Ave., Rockford, 8am - 4pm
-7372 Adrianna Drive, Roscoe, 11am - 6pm
-1263 University Parkway, Rockton, 10am - 12pm


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