Lemonade Stand Brings Citypaks for Neighbors in Indy.
You may have heard of Lemonade Day where kids learn to be entrepreneurs by making and selling lemonade. In one family, four sisters did more than a lemonade stand for one day. The Flagle girls, Mckaylah (12), Jocelynn (10), Azure (8) and Haven (6) continued operating their lemonade stand for the whole summer, and in the winter had a hot chocolate stand.
What would they do with all the money they collected? At first, they decided to buy a puppy, and after that, all of their proceeds would go to help those in need.
In January, Horizon House received a call from Mckaylah, the oldest sister, stating that the girls wanted to do something to help the homeless population by buying backpacks. The sisters did research and found Citypaks, a specifically designed backpack for people living on the streets. The backpacks have many thoughtful features that make life a little easier for neighbors.
The girls contacted Citypak directly and were referred to Horizon House as an official partner in Indianapolis. Horizon House had signed up last year to distribute Citypaks in Indy, but lacked the funding needed to purchase the large quantity needed.
So a year later, Horizon House received 100 Citypaks with blankets added in by the Flagle sisters. Additionally, volunteer Michell Howard picked up the paks in Chicago transporting them back to Indy to save shipping costs. This is very exciting news as this will be the first time Citypaks will be distributed in Indy!
To ensure Citypaks get into the hands of those who really need it, Horizon House Street Outreach will start distribution with those living on the streets who carry all their belongings with them.
The results so far are rave reviews from neighbors receiving Citypaks. A HUGE Thank You to the Flagle sisters for making Citypaks a reality for homeless neighbors in Indianapolis. This example shows how one person, one family can make a difference and how children can impact homelessness!
Horizon House Announcement
The Flagle Sisters will lead Horizon House walkers in Walking for Dreams!
We are pleased to announce that the Flagle sisters will lead Horizon House walkers on Sunday, May 22nd during Walking for Dreams. Since the sisters wear luau leis when they work their lemonade stand, we will provide flowered leis for the first 100 walkers who check in at our booth between 1:00pm to 2:00pm, or while supplies last.
Please join us!
Walking for Dreams
Along downtown canal starting at 11th & Senate Ave.
Raise donations for Horizon House by obtaining pledges with a goal of $100 per walker.
Horizon House currently needs the following items for neighbors we serve:
double edge disposable razors
brushes, combs & afro picks
towels – new or gently used
men’s dress shoes in sizes 12 & 13
women’s blouses in white, cream or light blue in larger sizes
women’s dress shoes
If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring or send to:
1033 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
If you drop off donations, please visit Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm. Go to the door on Southeastern Avenue. If door is locked, please knock and a Guest Services Representative will be happy to assist you.
As with all donations, Horizon House will be happy to send you a tax receipt letter for your records. Please include the dollar amount or value of your donation.
Please consider a donation to Horizon House for all the homeless neighbors we help overcome their homelessness.