Who would have thought a lemonade stand could be a catalyst for a nationwide nonprofit organization? The Scheinman family from Clearwater, Florida, could not have predicted how far their motto, “Don’t give up, give back,” could take them.
Olivia “Livy” was diagnosed with a brain malformation in 2004 that resulted in multifocal partial epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities. Her first seizure occurred only hours after birth, and she ended up spending the first nine months of her life in a children’s hospital.
Now 13, Livy has endured a tough battle against epilepsy. To date she has undergone two major brain surgeries, numerous hospital visits from uncontrollable seizures and broken bones, and continues to face medical hardships. Epilepsy has not only affected Livy’s life, but also her family, Jon, Allison and twin sister, Hailey. Even though Livy must completely rely on her family because she is unable to walk or talk, she still holds a bright, determined attitude to not let the disease rule her world.
Hailey has learned a lot from Livy’s unique life perspective. She understands that even though her and Livy have different abilities, they still both represent hope, and she can be there for her sister every step of the journey.
As Livy and Hailey grew up, Hailey saw the financial hardship her family was facing and wanted to do anything she could to help. So, she started selling her own crafts and baked goods, and her passion and drive even inspired her friends to hold a lemonade stand. That lemonade stand sparked a light in their local community, which soon grabbed the attention of the Epilepsy Foundation, and Lemonade for Livy was born.
Since 2011, the Scheinmans and people across the globe have been making a stand to help over 65 million individuals in the world who are affected by epilepsy. Lemonade for Livy has been working alongside the Epilepsy Foundation to continue raising funds for epilepsy research and supporting people who have epilepsy or seizures. Shopko and the Shopko Foundation are honored to be the official annual kick-off partner for Lemonade for Livy. By combining our resources with Lemonade for Livy and the Epilepsy Foundation, together we have raised $211,000 since 2016.
Campaign Launch at Green Bay Flagship Store
This year, Shopko will launch its Lemonade for Livy campaign on Thursday, June 14, by partnering with Green Bay Packers quarterback, Brett Hundley, along with Shopko CEO Russ Steinhorst and the Epilepsy Foundation. Hundley will share his connection to epilepsy and later host a lemonade stand with members from the Epilepsy Foundation. The event will take place 4-5 p.m. at Shopko’s flagship location in Green Bay (301 Bay Park Square).
Jon and Hailey Scheinman will be at a Madison Shopko location (7401 Mineral Point Rd.) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, to help serve lemonade with other Epilepsy Foundation volunteers.
Join Lemonade for Livy Across the Country
- Shopko will collect donations at registers from June 14-July 7 at more than 370 locations. Pick up your “lemon” at a store nearest you.
- Get fresh-squeezed lemonade at one of the 75 Shopko locations across the region hosting stands with the Epilepsy Foundation on June 16.
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The Shopko Foundation will match all proceeds donated at the lemonade stands. Join the movement and register your own stand here!