Lemonade stands are struggling.
A neighborhood tradition across America each summer, stands owned and operated by little entrepreneurs are among the countless facets of life that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But Country Time has a plan to help.
To help the smallest of small businesses, kids’ lemonade stands, Country Time is launching the Littlest Bailout Relief Fund, a fund to send $100 stimulus checks to kids who had to close their lemonade stands due to COVID-19.
“The small business government bailouts helped some not-so-small companies and Country Time hopes to help a real small business near and dear to us – lemonade stands,” said Andrew Deckert of Country Time.
“Country Time has a history of helping lemonade stands when they are in trouble, like stepping in to pay for permit fees and fines, and this year is no different. Due to social distancing guidelines, lemonade stands aren’t what they used to be, and we want to help kids foster their entrepreneurial spirit by offering a small relief to those who can’t operate their lemonade stands this summer.”
Country Time says it is a sending stimulus checks to “help kids preserve the values of lemonade stands, honest work and entrepreneurship.” For a chance to receive Country Time Bailout Relief funds, go online and apply for a bailout check.
Then check your email to find out if you have been randomly selected to receive a bailout, which will come in the form of a commemorative check in the mail and a prepaid gift card by email. The check can offset the loss of revenue from the lemonade stand and can be saved or spent to help invest in the local economy.
The sweepstakes runs until Aug. 12 and is open to U.S. residents 18 or older who are the parent or legal guardian of a child 14 or younger who is operating a lemonade stand. No purchase is necessary. Prizes will be awarded as a $100 prepaid card.
For more information or to enter, visit www.countrytimebailout.com.