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Coburn Place hosting lemonade stand fundraiser for child survivors of domestic violence

Coburn Place hosting fundraiser for child survivors

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis domestic violence agency is planning a back-to-school lemonade stand fundraiser to support child survivors of domestic violence.

Coburn Place wants to help parents provide their students brand-new shoes, socks, clothes and uniforms.

Organizers hope to raise $25,000 this year and say the money raised goes directly to support Coburn Place’s Children’s Services program.

“These kids are the heart of our mission because they are the ones who will break the cycle of domestic violence in their families,” Coburn Place CEO Rachel Scott said. “We want them to feel confident when they go back to school this fall, and having brand-new shoes and clothes can be powerful. Most of us can relate to that.”

The Indianapolis-based agency hopes to also use the proceeds to help with art and school supplies, activities, prom dresses, cleats, field trip fees, movie passes for good grades.

Supporters can visit a stand on Thursday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at one of three public locations for a glass of ice-cold lemonade:

  • Coburn Place, 604 E. 38th St.
  • Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle
  • Charles Schwab, 8332 Woodfield Crossing Ln.

In conjunction with the lemonade stands, there will be a spiked lemonade stand on Friday, July 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hotel Tango in Fletcher Place, 702 Virginia Ave.

“Coburn Place receives 20% of the bar sales for this event featuring specialty lemonade-inspired cocktails and mocktails, light bites, live music by local artist Kelli Ray Yates, a jewelry sale by Pamela Clark Originals, an Art Jam, a pick-your-own bouquet flower bar, a 50/50 cash raffle and more,” the organization said in a news release.

Also consider sending a virtual lemonade stand donation from now through July 19 at

Help is available for victims of domestic violence. Below is a list of suggested resources on the Domestic Violence Network website: