Family sets up lemonade stand to help homeless

Posted at 1:02 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 01:02:33-05

One Tallahassee family is helping the homeless in the Big Bend with a summertime favorite.

During a time when many are finding themselves without a home, during Winter, the Rodgers family is stepping up to make sure they stay warm.

The Rodgers family set up a lemonade stand -- accepting backpacks, blankets and jackets as payment.

The idea is part of the Tallahassee Backpack project where Aimee Rogers will hand deliver backspacks full of warm clothes to the homeless.

She says it's important for her children to help her in this process so that they can learn the importance of helping others

"They just need to be aware of people that are outside of our really beautiful life, and I think it's important to see people and to just be aware of what's going on in the world so you can help to fix it." Said Rodgers.

With donations so far the Backpack project has enough supplies to hand out 20 backpacks and sleeping bags.

If you would like to help out the Backpack project you can go to their facebook page at "The Tallahassee Backpack Project".