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June 24th, 2014


Headshot: Joel Bacon
Joel Bacon

We are very excited to reprise Charlotte’s Lemonade Stand this summer! The concept of giftivism is simple: it is the practice of radically generous acts that together can change the world. We hope that Charlotte’s Lemonade Stand participants will encourage the start of a chain of giving this summer.  We are giving away FREE lemonade stand starter kits complete with lemonade mix, pitchers, a welcome letter and random act of kindness cards to remind visitors to pass along a good deed to others.

WHEN:     Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:30am until 3pm or the kits run out (whichever comes first)

WHERE:   Sand Hill Plaza, 228 S Main Street (next to Stop & Shop) in Newtown, CT

We hope to see you there!  In the meantime share your summer of “giftivism” photos and stories with us on Facebook OR enter them into the Charlotte Bacon Acts of Kindness Award Program!

Photo credit: Pictured above are Sophia and Kylie from Trumbull, Connecticut with their FREE lemonade stand in 2013. Giftivism at work!

Headshot: Joel Bacon

Joel Bacon

Joel is the father of two children, Guy and Charlotte, and husband to JoAnn. Joel is a Sr. Project Manager in Development & Engineering for ASML based in Wilton, CT. Education: PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Gordon University. In his spare time, Joel enjoys trail running, hiking, and gardening. Joel’s favorite things to do with both Charlotte and Guy were attending family classes at Tae Kwon Do and working on small engineering projects around the house.