Who said lemons can’t be sweet?

What is Lemon Aid?

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Square Lemon Aid is our deliciously simple way of giving back.

Square Lemon is a not-for-profit organization which has always strived to do good in and for the community. 

From Square Lemon’s very first market, we have supported a different local charity/good cause/nonprofit every month. The markets would have a free table dedicated to the charity’s cause and a cash donation was made at the end of the month in addition to any money that was raised during the markets.

Do you have a cause that you think would benefit from some LemonAid? Email us your suggestions!

Previous featured Charities

You can still donate to these charities - check out their web sites or donation buttons!

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute  has flourished into one of Canada’s most distinguished heart health centres for the unparalleled care it provides to its patients, a world-renowned research Institute that brings science from bench to bedside, and the country’s main influencer when it comes to preventing heart disease. Its promise remains the very pillar on which it was built: Always putting patients first.

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Youville Centre is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire, educate and nurture young mothers and their children to help them channel their strengths and achieve their goals.

It’s the perfect time to donate to this vital cause! Each year, Youville Centre organizes a month-long Mothers' Day Matching Campaign. Donate in honour of your mother or another special woman in your life. Youville Centre’s current line-up of sponsors will match your donations up to $4,000.

If you’d like to sponsor Youville Centre’s Mother’s Day Matching Campaign, please reach out to Alison Holmes at development@youvillecentre.org or 613-231-5150, ext. 128.

LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow

From their website (link above):

"LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow is a community-based program  which provides a full range of education, counselling and support services offered by Family Services Ottawa.  We support the  lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTTQ+) communities and allies. "

As part of the Family Services Ottawa, the program is a valuable resource for the community. You can donate at the Family Services Ottawa website, and help build a better community.

More information is available from the LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow Facebook Page, the website and on Twitter

Period Packs

Period Packs aims to provide vital, sanitary menstrual products to menstruating people in the Ottawa area who otherwise would not have access to them. The concept behind hosting period packing workshops (and making these packages rather than just donating the products) is an attempt to to bring awareness to a serious problem women in our community experience, educate people about the broader issue of period poverty in Canada, all while breaking down the stigma of having your period! We host workshops where the community can bring donations and create personalized packages that include the things one would need for a menstrual cycle: 8 pads, 6 tampons, mini hand sanitizer, hypo allergenic body safe wipes, a little treat (chocolate), and a kind note from the person who hand stuffed and decorated the package. These packages are then distributed to Cornerstone Housing for Women and The Minwaashin Lodge

Our long term goal is to adjust Ontario legislation and see these products provided and available in communal spaces within the next 2 years. 

We take cash donations as well as product donations. 

You can make a difference in the lives of the animals at The Ottawa Humane Society

The Ottawa Humane Society provides caring and thoughtful services to Ottawa's animal population. From helping to match an animal with their new adoptive family, to organising events to raise awareness and funds for animals, to mobile neuter and spaying services, Ottawa should be proud of this magnificent organisation!

Whether you want to make a one-off donation or enroll in a more long-term commitment, check out their web site to do just that!