Special to The Truth
At Mom’s House, a new school year means so much more than new school supplies and new clothes. A new school year represents – a new beginning, new hope, new opportunities to make dreams come true – “dreams of a brighter future for the young moms and their children.”
On Thursday, August 11, the Mom’s House preschoolers and former Mom’s House preschool graduates hosted their very own Lemonade Stand, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
This year’s event was held in the school’s parking lot and local businesses who sponsored the event displayed their decorated lemonade stands and their help to the young families in the community. In addition, the young mothers who are current clients and former clients volunteered their time.
“This is an opportunity for our children to display their communication and leadership skills,” said Christina Rodriguez, executive director. “Early learning is critical to families born into poverty and we work hard to ensure each child develops accordingly which is another layer of our program. Our hope is that our community will stop by for a few minutes to encourage their confidence and get a cold glass of lemonade!”
Amazon was the presenting sponsor of this event.
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 29 years.