Country Time Lemonade creates 'littlest bailout' economic relief program for lemonade stands

Posted at 9:54 AM, Jul 21, 2020

As businesses across the country deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Country Time Lemonade is making sure the country's "littlest entrepreneurs" get the same help.

The Littlest Bailout is an economic relief program aimed at helping kids start lemonade stands. Kids who are 14 and younger can get a $100 "stimulus check," which comes in the form of a prepaid card.

Country Time says the money is to help kids "preserve the values of lemonade stands, honest work, and entrepreneurship."

To apply, parents must upload an essay, 250 words or less, that answers the question, "How would your child use their stimulus check to juice the economy?"

Parents must also upload a picture of the lemonade stand sign their child/children were going to use. The limit is one entry per household.

According to the official rules, the company plans to give out 1,000 of the prepaid cards.

There is no purchase necessary and the program ends on Aug. 12. Parents can click here to apply.

This story was originally published by Emily McCain on WFTS in Tampa, Florida.