Lemonade International Blog

Category: Ways to Give

Join us by giving in the final days of 2017!

As we finish the remaining days of the year, we are freshly reminded of all that has been lavished on us in the birth of our Savior. God’s outpouring of love, provision, and hope has renewed our vision to see those most in need in La Limonada experience transformation and live full lives in Jesus. […]

5 Reasons To Give Hope To La Limonada

  1. HOPE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE For children growing up in poverty, hope is quickly choked. But human beings are hardwired to hope. Hope is a matter of life and death.     2. PENCILS SHOULD BE MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN GUNS The children should have access to education to unlock the door out of […]

Scholarships Nurture Dreams Like Pablo’s

Pablo’s dreams are possible. Scholarships are keeping kids off of the streets and in their studies. They are replacing fatalistic despair with dreams of a future. During a recent walk through La Limonada, Tita stopped Pablo, one of the 2017 graduates, to ask him a few questions about the scholarship he received as part of […]

Give Thanks, Give Food

In two days, families and friends in the United States will gather to celebrate God’s lavish provision and generosity to each of us. And as we give thanks for each other and for the abundance of food set before us, we hope you will think of those who don’t have quite as much. The children […]

Wrapping up the year with gifts of hope for La Limonada

In Guatemala, La Limonada is seen as a failed and hopeless slum. Stripped of basic services and often their very humanity, children grow up repeating the destructive patterns modeled for them. Childlike hope is quickly choked. We believe God loves the little children and welcomes them into his promises of abundant life. We stand behind […]

Change a Life This Summer!

Hard stories are common in La Limonada – stories of abuse, hunger, violence, trauma, and deep poverty. Children who watch life after life around them spiral into destructive, desperate, and fatalistic futures, without a source of hope that things could be different. Children desperate to have their stories known, heard, and guided towards a better […]

Celebrate What You Made Possible – 2016 Donor Impact Report

Thank You and Happy New Year!

Thank you for joining us in partnering with local leaders as they facilitate community development programs in solidarity with the people of La Limonada in Guatemala City. Through your partnership and the faithfulness of God this year, we walked alongside 513 students and scholars in addition to offering compassion, presence, community relief, and gang prevention […]

Three Down, Three to Go

Has God put La Limonada on your heart? Do the deep needs of the children, youth, and teachers grab hold of your love and compassion? With less than five days remaining to reach our year-end goal, we have met three of our six gift goals for La Limonada. Through your generosity, we have reached the […]

A Christmas Message from Tita

I am a survivor of abuse. Because of that, there are certain dates on the calendar that I can no longer enjoy in the same way. Although I have been healed and liberated by Jesus Christ, I still look at some things differently. And as someone who has shared my life with the poor for […]

Give Dreams – Donations And Impact Doubled For The Next Two Days!

A generous donor has offered to give $5,000 to fund scholarships for half of our unsponsored scholars for the first quarter of 2017 – but we have to match his gift dollar for dollar. This is an opportunity to do twice the good with one donation! A gift of $50 will be matched to provide […]

Scholarships nurture dreams!

It is not right for a child’s dream to be crushed before that dream even has a chance to form. It is not right when poverty keeps a child from continuing with school – especially when we believe education is the most powerful way for a child to escape the cycle of poverty. While public […]

When You Give a School Supply Pack, You’re Opening A Door

It is not right for a child to grow up more familiar with the sight of bullet holes and guns than crayons and notebooks. It is not right for a child to have doors to the future constantly slammed shut. Most families in La Limonada cannot afford the school supplies needed to begin the new […]

10 Reasons to Give Christmas to La Limonada

You believe an essential part of celebrating this season is to extend hope, justice, love, and JOY to vulnerable children in Guatemala. You believe the children in La Limonada should know their lives matter to you and should experience HOLISTIC restoration, transformation, and hope. You believe giving justice increases ABIDING JOY in La Limonada and […]

The Brave Ones

Several years ago, some of the children living in the “15 de Agosto” neighborhood heard rumors about the Mandarina academy in the community next to theirs. They heard it was a place with open doors where children could come to eat and learn. Driven by hunger and desperation, one large family* of siblings and cousins […]

Expanding Holistic Impact in La Limonada

When children in La Limonada enter the academies, they’re not just stepping into a place where they’ll learn math, science, and reading. They’re being invited into a safe space where they will be nurtured as whole beings. Within these walls, a team of committed, passionate teachers care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of […]

Announcing: Moving Into A New Neighborhood

We are thrilled to announce the launch the fourth academy in La Limonada! In keeping with the joyful and hopeful theme of the different fruits the first three academies are named for, the name of the fourth academy will be Toronja, which translates to grapefruit. A new academy means the opportunity to expand our ministry […]

Scott Charles’ Lemonade Stand: #RunForLemonade

Scott Charles, a super-advocate and long-time child sponsor, challenged his friends and family to support his online Lemonade Stand, ‪#‎RunForLemonade,‬ and blew his financial goal out of the water! Today he shares about how God has wired him to run, accomplish hard things, and find creative ways to love the children of La Limonada. We […]

Featured Partner: The Flourish Market

Emily and Chris Sexton are long-time friends of Lemonade International and passionate advocates for the children and families of La Limonada. Through a Tilt campaign in September 2015, they officially launched The Flourish Market, an online boutique and fashion truck in Raleigh, North Carolina. Last Christmas, the Flourish Market donated $1,000 on behalf of their […]

Thank You and Happy New Year!

Thank you for your partnership and Happy New Year! We’ve accomplished so much together in 2015. Thank you for partnering with us in compassion, generosity, prayer, and love! Through your partnership and the faithfulness of God, we walked alongside 386 students and their families in addition to community relief and gang prevention initiatives. “Thank you […]

Today is the last day to give a 2015 tax-deductible donation!

Good news! We are 95% of the way toward our Give Christmas goal – a goal that represents the very real costs of essential children’s shoes, school supplies, scholars’ tuition, and teachers’ wages as integral parts of our ongoing community development work. With your help, we will continue to act as conduits of generosity and […]

Happy Birthday Tita!

Tomorrow is the birthday of Tita Evertsz! Tita first walked into La Limonada in 1994 and has been investing her life into education and gang prevention ever since. We have all been impacted by her deep passion and unfaltering devotion to follow Jesus wherever he leads. At Lemonade International, we exist to act as generous […]

Still Time to Invest in Pathways to Peace

With only three days left in 2015, we are 80% of the way to our goal of $80,000 to provide children and families with opportunities to escape cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice in the coming year.  In addition to meeting tangible needs at the beginning of a new school year, your 2015 tax-deductible donation […]

Give Scholar Education This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with life-altering education for vulnerable youth. Finishing high school or attending a vocational training program that would open the door to an honest job is out of reach for many children in La […]

Give School Shoes This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with a pair of new shoes. Formal school shoes for a child in La Limonada could mean the difference between confidently beginning the school year this January or being shamefully kept home. It […]

A Pathway to Peace in La Limonada This Christmas

Give Christmas begins today! This is our opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with La Limonada, a community dominated by deep poverty, gang culture, and violence. Over the next six weeks, our goal is to raise $80,000. These essential funds will provide practical gifts […]

Lemonade Stands: New and Improved Personal Fundraising

We are excited to share our new and improved platform for starting an online fundraising page to support our programs in La Limonada! A Lemonade Stand is your personal fundraising page to raise awareness and support for the children and families of La Limonada. Host an art show or have a garage sale. Give up […]

Honor Dad With a Special Father’s Day E-Card

We are excited to announce a brand new way to give a donation in honor of Dad this Father’s Day. With a gift of any amount, you can send this e-card with a personalized message. Simply select the box, “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” to begin the dedication process. Father’s […]

Imagine This

Imagine this. You show up at the hospital with an emergency, and rather than offering proper treatment, those you have turned to for help end up spitting on you instead – all because of the tattoos on your arms and what they’re assumed to represent. Imagine being denied honest work time and again simply because […]

New Video Launching This Thursday!

We have an exciting announcement! You’re invited to watch our brand new video featuring the Community Relief Fund this Thursday. Don’t miss the opportunity to be inspired! Have a Twitter account? Join others standing in solidarity with the people of La Limonada at this live Twitter-Chat event. Watch the video, dialogue, and share your immediate […]

Lent for La Limonada [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is written by Lindsay Stevenson, a faithful child sponsor and supporter of Lemonade International. She and her husband Luke have visited La Limonda with their church, Ekklesia in Raleigh, North Carolina. She blogs regularly at Little House Big World. If you’re a parent, you likely find yourself in the thick of daily […]

Give the Gift of Hope This Year

Every year, the holiday season is a time of preparation, reflection, and celebration. We gather with friends and family, bake cookies, put up festive decorations, and savor all we are grateful during the year. And the joy of the season swells and overflows when we choose to extend our abundance with the vulnerable. Give Christmas […]

Multiplying Impact Through Workplace Giving

Workplace giving programs can be an incredible way for a group of people to work together to multiply the impact of their generous donations. Last year, American employees donated $4 billion dollars to charities through workplace giving programs alone. Matching Gifts Matching gifts are company-donated contributions that match the contributions made by employees—sometimes on a […]

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