Every year my kids look forward to when Rita’s Water Ice opens so they can get their first icy cold treat of the season. There are several locations close to where we live so it is always convenient to stop in and grab a treat for the kids. My personal favorite is watermelon, with real chunks of the juicy fruit swirled in the mix. My kids love any flavor that is sure to stain their clothes- from the bluest of blueberry to the fiery red of cherry or Swedish Fish.
This year, from June 5 through June 18, more than 625 Rita’s locations will ask guests to donate $1 for a paper lemon to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. Guests also have the option to Text-To-Donate a one-time $5 donation.
We love how Rita’s has teamed up with such a great charity that needs the community support to help reach their goals. Alex’s Lemonade stand does so much for families battling childhood cancer and in supporting research to help find a cure.
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