Country Time Giving ‘Bailout’ To Kids With Closed Lemonade Stands
The Country Time lemonade company knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for parents, and kids have been suffering too. Some families have seen their sources of income dry up or been let go from jobs that provided for them. Kids are suffering from different issues, including the lack of interaction with their peers. While some kids have siblings to spend time and play with, only children are having to deal with a lack of peer interaction and even more isolation. Add on top of that, fun childhood activities they can't enjoy as we used to when we were little.
Growing up, one of my favorite memories was the time the neighborhood kids and I got excited to build our own lemonade stand down the street. One kid had a table, we made the posters, and the guys down the street brought a tent for shade. We sold little cups of lemonade and tiny bowls of popcorn and we were so excited to make $8 each. Even the UPS guy stopped by to buy our lemonade. It doesn't sound like much, but for little kids, we felt rich. I grew despondent learning that due to the coronavirus pandemic kids were unable to have the spring and summer tradition of neighborhood lemonade stands. This could have been even more depressing news for young kids but Country Time lemonade is coming to the rescue to put a smile on some kid's faces.
The lemonade company says they'll give $100 "bailout" checks for their potential business losses. Their "Littlest Bailout Relief Fund" is available for kids under the age of 14 and can have their parent or guardian help them sign up on the program's website.
Summer and lemonade go hand in hand, but getting your fix of the refreshing drink may be tougher this year because lemonade stands are just one of the many things coronavirus has canceled. But Country Time is looking out for the young entrepreneurs who usually work to keep this seasonal tradition going. They’re reimbursing kids for their potential business losses with $100 “bailout” checks. According to Country Time, the randomly selected kids will receive "stimulus checks to help kids preserve the values of lemonade stands, honest work, and entrepreneurship."