Lemon-Aid 2019 winner

2019 T-shirt Design Winner, Samuel Patton (above, front right) with his advisor/teacher Ms. Rebecca Harris (above, back right) proudly displaying his winning design.

The Lemon-Aid Project has held a Labor Day Weekend city-wide fundraiser for years. Kids across Tulsa donated their time to sell lemonade, and all money raised benefited the children and families at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

But in 2020, COVID-19 affected these weekend plans, like it did so many others.

“Given the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in the county, it is nearly impossible for us to effectively implement any kind of social distancing for neighborhood Lemon-Aid stands or a community event,” Board Member Katie Eller Murray says. “As such, we have decided to postpone all 2020 in-person events and refocus our efforts on Labor Day weekend 2021.”

Although the in person events are cancelled, Lemon-Aid will continue to help kids and help Tulsa through several virtual activities. To encourage and inspire Tulsans, Lemon-Aid is asking its volunteers to post how they are helping Tulsa during this time on Facebook, Instagram or their favorite social platform with #TulsaHelpingTulsa and follow @thelemonaidproject for a chance to be added to a drawing to win a lemon tree of their own.

Each year, Lemon-Aid asks Tulsa area students to submit their designs for the event T-shirt, and this year is no different. Though there is no in-person event, all supporters will wear these T-shirts over the Labor Day weekend even if they can’t go to actual Lemon-Aid stands. Designs will be accepted via thelemonaidproject.org/design until July 10. The final shirt will be available on pre-order for $15 with proceeds going to Lindsey House.

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