Simply Supper Helps May Meal Drive
When life takes an unexpected turn, the simplest of things can become daunting. It’s at those times in our lives when the comfort of home-cooked meal and the kindness of strangers can make all the difference.
Simply Supper’s owner, Monita Chapman’s life took one of those unexpected turns when her youngest child required the care of the Stollery Children’s Hospital shortly after she lost her Step-Father to cancer. She experienced just how hard a simple meal is to make for your family in the midst of life changing events.
That’s when the Simply Supper’s May Meal Drive was born. Every year Simply Supper puts out the call for nominations. It selects individuals or families who could use a helping hand and with an army of volunteers, Simply Supper delivers enough meals to fill their freezers.
Simply Supper Helps Lemonade Stand Day
The Simply Supper Helps Junior Lemon Squeezers in our community have hosted lemonade stands throughout the City of Edmonton for the past 6 years, raising over $700,000 for local charities.
With the creation of this program, our goal was to scatter lemonade stands all over the city in support of the Simply Supper Helps commitment to local charities. Signs were created, tables were decorated and our little, but strong, entrepreneurs put on a fierce sales and marketing campaign: grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbours received kid-inspired telemarketing calls, tweets, Facebook posts, flyers and other grassroots outreach.
We are simply proud of our Junior Lemon Squeezers:
Our 30 stands raised over $4,000 for charities in Edmonton.
Our 75 stands raised over $22,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Our 135 stands raised over $50,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Our 250 stands raised over $140,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Our 450 stands raised over $215,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Our 550 stands raised over $250,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Save the date – Lemonade Stand Day is Sunday, August 30, 2020