This Memorial Day, our family’s non-profit organization, Believe With Me, began an initiative to incorporate children into our fundraising efforts. Believe With Me is a 501c3 that is “Dedicated to Bringing Hope and Help To America’s Gold Star Families.” We focus on helping families living through the loss of a loved one who has perished in the service of our nation’s armed forces. And when Memorial Day was coming around, we came up with an easy way for kids and families to work together to honor our families of the fallen…
The concept was simple. Host a #LemonAID stand with your kids over the holiday weekend and send in the money through our website! With less than a week of promotion, we had over 59 #LemonAID stands in six states!
People really rallied and made it a fun and exciting event for their family and took the opportunity to truly teach their children how to serve and honor America’s Gold Star families over the holiday weekend that is intended for all of us to stop and consider the cost of our freedoms. Rarely do Americans take the time to memorialize and remember our fallen soldiers and their families, and Believe With Me was providing a simple way to do just that by bringing kids into the fundraising mix.
Our reason for fundraising is so that we can purchase another home for a family of a fallen soldier as well as to begin gearing up for our annual An American Gold Star Christmas where we give everyday Americans the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for Gold Star kids.
So if you’re a grateful American and you are looking for a way to support the families that have paid for your every freedom and opportunity with the precious lives of their loved ones, than join us at Believe With Me. We welcome your participation in our events!
Next on our radar is the Run4Freedom 4 mile race on The Fourth Of July in Tequesta! The event promises to be a fun filled start to my favorite holiday of the year and will give families the chance to meet some of our local Gold Star families! And if you’re not local, you can still register for the Run4Freedom as a virtual racer and receive the cool t-0shirt and collector’s medal!