Special to The Truth
At Mom’s House, a new school year means so much more than new school supplies and clothes. A new school year represents a new beginning, new hope and new opportunities to make dreams come true; dreams of a brighter future for the young moms and their children. On Thursday, August 12, the Mom’s House preschoolers and former Mom’s House preschool graduates will host their very own Lemonade Stand, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at 2505 Franklin Avenue.
In addition to the Mom’s House Lemonade Stand, event sponsors have been invited to create their own custom, decorated stands to help the young families serve the community. Young mothers who are current and former clients will also volunteer their time. To ensure safety and ease-of-access at the event, Franklin Avenue will be closed.
“This is an opportunity for our children to display their communication and leadership skills,” said Christina Rodriguez, Mom’s House Executive Director. “Early learning is critical to children, especially those born into poverty, and we work hard to ensure each child gets the chance to develop these foundational skills, which is another layer of our program,” she said. “Our hope is that our community will take a few minutes to stop by, boost the children’s confidence and get a cold glass of lemonade!”
The staff expressed their gratitude to the following sponsors: Knight Insurance Group, The Mannik & Smith Group, Lucas County Sheriff’s Department, Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, Fowl and Fodder, UPS, Waterford Bank, N.A.
All profits from Lemons to Lemonade will go toward early childhood education programs.
Mom’s House is open to low-income, student parents of children aged six-weeks to five years, who are dedicated to completing their educations. Students must be enrolled full-time in programs such as: high school, GED program, college or university or vo-tech training. Mom’s House has serviced the Toledo Community for 28 years.