Tulsa youth helping homeless on Labor Day

Woman starts lemon-aid fundraiser to help the homeless

TULSA, Okla. — QUICK FACTS:

  • Youth across Tulsa are helping the homeless this Labor Day Weekend and helping celebrate the 25th anniversary of Project Lemon-Aid.
  • The founder of the project, Katie Murray of Tulsa, started it when she was only about 10 with her siblings one summer. She said they wanted to do more with their money and decided to help the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.
  • Since then, the project has grown. She said in just a few years they managed to help donate $350,000 to the Day Center with the help of about 10,000 volunteers.
  • Murray moved to California but decided she wanted to keep the tradition going by returning for the Labor Day weekend and to inspire other generations to make a difference in their community.
  • She says the goal is to have at least 100 stands across Tulsa selling lemonade for the cause.
  • To wrap up the weekend, she says they plan to have a celebration at Guthrie Green Labor Day from 11am-4pm.