(WPRI) — Now that summer has arrived, many children across the country are setting up shop in their front yards with lemonade stands.
But in the past few years, kids are more and more frequently being fined for trying to sell the popular summer drink.
That’s why Country Time, which sells lemon-flavored drink mixes, has introduced Legal-Ade.
With Legal-Ade, the company can defends kids’ rights when it comes to operating a lemonade stand.
“Life doesn’t always give you lemons, but when it does, you should be able to make and share lemonade with the neighborhood without legal implications,” Legal-Ade says on its website. “That’s why we’re here to take a stand for lemonade stands across the nation.”
The company says any child who has been fined for running a lemonade stand without a permit in 2017 or 2018 can have his or her parent apply online for reimbursement. Legal-Ade said they will cover a permit or fine for up to $300 for any child who is busted operating a lemonade stand.
To apply for reimbursement, parents should upload an image of the permit or fine, as well as the child’s description of what his or her lemonade stand means to them.
Kids across the country are getting busted for operating lemonade stands without a permit. We’re taking the lead to #SaveLemonadeStands by paying for kids’ fines + permits this year. For every RT this gets we’ll donate $1 (up to $500,000) to help kids next year + beyond.— CountryTime (@CountryTime) June 7, 2018