New Bedford’s Painting and Renovations Company, ProGroup Contracting, Helps Children Become Entrepreneurs

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ProGroup Contracting has been sponsoring the Southcoast Lemonade Day for the past two years alongside radio station Fun 107 and many other sponsors, having the biggest and best one yet on May 4th.

Pacheco Pride 2019

The “Pacheco Pride Lemonade Stand” from Carlos Pacheco Elementary School, hosted at the ProGroup Contracting Location.

The kids are just amazing, they want to help these charities and they want to learn how to be entrepreneurs and this day is perfect for that.

Over the course of one day in May each year, hundreds of kids on the Southcoast come together to set up their own lemonade stands, learning about what is needed to own and operate their own small business. The lemonade stands are scattered around eight different cities and towns within the Southcoast. It is free for kids to register and participate in this event, thanks to sponsors like BayCoast Bank, ProGroup Contracting, Frugal Franks, Andrew's Fruit & Produce, Seaport Inn Grill, Auclair's Market, Sonic of Somerset, Roots & Daisies Beauty Parlor, amongst others.

This year, Lemonade Day consisted of 116 stands, where a total of 368 kids took part and contributed to over 25 different charities with their earnings. The charities covered causes from autism awareness to families of veterans to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Some of the lemonade stands reported earning over $1,000 in business for the day.

“The kids are just amazing, they want to help these charities and they want to learn how to be entrepreneurs and this day is perfect for that,” said David Moura, Chief Executive Officer of ProGroup Contracting.

ProGroup Contracting was the Champion Sponsor for this year’s Lemonade Day. They even hosted a lemonade stand at their location, “Pacheco Pride Lemonade Stand” from Carlos Pacheco Elementary School. ProGroup Contracting also held a Lemonade Day contest for one child entrepreneur, competing for a chance to win a free iPad. The winner this year was Bri-Ann of “Bri-Ann’s Lemonade.”

To learn more about this initiative, contact sarah(at)progroupcontracting(dot)com

About ProGroup Contracting:
Based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ProGroup Contracting is a national painting and renovation business serving commercial and residential properties for over 25 years. Specializing in painting, ProGroup Contracting also offers power washing, surface repairs and complete renovation services. For more information on careers and services offered by ProGroup Contracting, visit [https://www.progroupcontracting.com/.

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