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Help support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

The pandemic has curtailed larger gatherings, but it hasn’t put a damper on our enthusiasm and support for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)!

We are proud to once again team up with ALSF to help find a cure for childhood cancer. ALSF is our second quarter Café Collections for a Cause organization. All of the money that YOU graciously donate between April 1 and June 30 will be presented to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. And best of all, Bob’s will provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $75,000! You can donate at any of our 140+ stores across the country…and new for this year, you can make a donation online by visiting our page on the ALSF website.

Proud Partners Since 2018!

Check presentation at CCMC.
Bob’s presented Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with a donation of $85,000 in 2018. The money was collected during the third quarter Café Collection for a Cause program. Standing left to right: Liz Scott, co-executive director, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Dr. Arnold Altman, retired division head for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Bob Kaufman, co-founder, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Dr. Michael Isakoff, medical director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Dr. Juan Salazar, executive vice president of academic affairs and physician-in-chief.

ALSF became a Café Collections for a Cause partner organization three years ago and since that time we have donated almost $200,000! And we couldn’t do this without your support. We thank everyone who has donated to help this wonderful organization.   

This organization holds a special place in our heart because the first lemonade stand was held in West Hartford, Connecticut, just a few miles from our Newington store. Alex, the brave little girl who came up with the idea for the lemonade stand, was born in Manchester, Connecticut, the same town where Bob’s is located.

One Cup at a Time

Alexandra Scott was just four years old when she came up with the idea to hold a lemonade stand. The year was 2000 and she was receiving treatment for neuroblastoma when she told her mother that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand and raise money to help doctors fight childhood cancer. Later that year, she opened her first stand and raised $2,000.

Alex would continue to hold more lemonade stands over the next four years. When she passed in 2004 at the age of eight, she had helped raise more than $1 million to fight childhood cancer. Her family formed the Foundation to carry on Alex’s fight. To date, it has raised more than $200 million.

Watch the Full Interview with Liz Scott

Lindsay Ruszczyk, our director of communications, spoke with Liz Scott about the impact that ALSF has had on research involving pediatric cancer and what it means to her knowing that she is helping to improve the lives of other children who are battling cancer. Watch the video below for the full interview.

About the author / Bob

I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

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