Host a Lemonade Stand for Compass Family Services


Step 1. Setting up your lemonade stand

Find a location

One of the most important parts of the lemonade stand event is LOCATION. Pick a very visible location in a place where there is a lot of foot traffic, such as a popular neighborhood store, in front of a local bank or in a busy area near a school.

Pick a day and time

Pick a day and time when you know people will be thirsty! Busy times include lunch time, after work, or weekend afternoons.

Build your lemonade stand

Get creative! Use bright colors, make sure you’ll be comfortable, (use a sun shade, or umbrella) and make sure there’s a safe place to keep your hard-earned money!

Make some good lemonade

This is the fun part! You can use the Lemonade Recipe we provide for you below, or create your own! You can also use different fruits and juices – it’s all up to you to make a drink that people will enjoy for a good cause!

Let people know about Compass Family Services

At your event, don’t forget to provide copies of Compass-at-a-glance fact sheets so others can learn more about Compass and how they, too, can get involved! See below for links to documents & sample flyers.

Step 2.Invite people to your event

Send invitations by email, text, or old-fashioned paper!

Communication is key! Let everyone know about your Lemonade Stand! Don't forget to send out a reminder a day or two before, and the day of your event!

Post about your event on social media

Please tag and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Hang Flyers in busy areas!

Hang flyers wherever you think a lot of people will see them!

Ask local schools or businesses for permission to announce your lemonade stand, and give information about Compass Family Services!

Raise awareness about your event by publicizing it in newsletters, blogs or announcing it at meetings.

STEP 3: Schedule a time to drop off your donations at Compass.

Contact Karin Lamb at Compass Family Services to schedule a time to drop off your donation. Call 415-644-0504 ext. 1112 or Email klamb@compass-sf.org.

Learn more about Compass Family Services:

Contact Karin Lamb to schedule a tour of Compass Family Services to learn more about our programs and other ways you can help!

Lemonade Recipe

Sweet & Tart Lemonade Recipe by Karin

Promote Your Event

Thank you for wanting to get involved and help us alleviate family homelessness!


Created with images by Ernest Porzi - "Just a yellow lemon tree" • Rod Long - "Home-made" • Tai's Captures - "untitled image" • kerdkanno - "background beverage breakfast"