If you had a chance to pick up the August 2014 issue of Woman’s Day Magazine you would have seen a two page story on how founder Rhonda Meadows was inspired to start Project Lemonade. The article features the story of Alan, a young boy who Rhonda fostered back in 1996. “When I picked up Alan he had nothing more than a paper sack with all of his belongings,” she stated. “Foster youth need the same things all kids need as they are growing including shoes and jeans that fit, a new coat each year and socks and underwear.”
The story prompted calls from individuals in 15 states to find out how they can start a similar organization in their community.