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Mission: Lemondrop Productions Inc. is a 501c3 charitable non-profit. Serving South Georgia, North Florida, and the great Los Angeles, CA area. We provide care to those who need it most, whether human or animal. At our Farm Animal Sanctuary we provide a permanent home for over 200 rescued, abandoned, neglected or handicapped Farm Animals. We educate and train individuals on environmental responsibility, environmental sustainability, stewardship, animal welfare, helping people in need, reducing our carbon footprint, the healing power of music, which includes not only adapting today’s culture with green-living, caring for our brothers and sisters in need, animal welfare and rights, and accepting people where they are, and helping if we can. Lemondrop Creative Arts stems from our original basis for creating a 501c3 - the desire to provide arts education to those who can't afford it. As of 2018 we are launching our Creative Arts program in our Tallahassee Florida location, specifically to special needs individuals.

Results: At Lemondrop Farm Sanctuary we provide permanent Sanctuary to around 80 Farm Animals, who have been taken in from difficult situations, those with handicaps or rescued from slaughter. We have found forever homes for more than 350 animals since 2016. For our Community Outreach Program; in our Pomona, CA location we feed over 300 people in need weekly. In Tallahassee, FL we currently reach 600 people in need. With our Waste Diversion Program we compost between 50-75 tons of waste each year from the landfill.

Target demographics: those who need help most, animals and humans alike.

Direct beneficiaries per year: approximately 60,000 meals to hungry people (including homeless veterans), provided care for abused abandoned and neglected animals, placed 45 dogs and cats and 15 farm animals in new forever homes.

Geographic areas served: North Florida, Southern Georgia and the greater Los Angeles California Areas.

Programs: providing permanent Sanctuary for over 100 rescued farm animals, Community Food Outreach programs that reach approximately 500 local people who are hungry. As of 2018 we are launching our Creative Arts program in our Tallahassee Florida location for special needs individuals.

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with Lemondrop Productions has been a life-changing and eye-opening experience for me. From the animal rescue to the community outreach and food distribution programs to the performing arts programs, Lemondrop Productions has provided me countless opportunities to give back to the community and take care of hundreds of beautiful, happy, and loving animals. The performing arts department gave me unparalleled training and outlets to perform, direct, design, and stage manage alongside exceptional artists with a diverse range of ages and backgrounds, some with professional experience in the entertainment industry. The food distribution and community outreach programs introduced me to a world that I would have never experienced had I not worked with Lemondrop Productions, and allowed me to give back to those in need and make valuable personal connections with a diverse range of people within the community. And lastly, the highlight of Lemondrop Productions would be the animal rescue and sanctuary that I volunteered with has been a incredible and rewarding experience. Working long hours every day in many different conditions to feed, care for, and nurture over 150 animals is no cake walk by any means, but the experiences and the mutual love with the animals and seeing their gratitude and happiness when they are nurtured and unconditionally loved makes it all worth it. The animals on the sanctuary bring me and our company so much joy and satisfaction, and ensuring their comfort, safety, happiness, and overall well-being is and always will be our number one priority, and when some of the animals are adopted out, it is beautiful to see the forming of a loving connection between the animals and their new owners. I am a professionally trained and experienced 22 year old actor, director, stage manager, and writer originally from California and now based in New York City, with experience working in all aspects of theatrical productions from high school theatre to Off-Broadway productions, and being exposed to opportunities down in Tallahassee, Florida with Lemondrop Productions is something so unique, special, and rewarding and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Creating life-long connections with the community and being able to care for and love all these animals on the sanctuary is something that cannot be replicated anywhere else, and I take great pride in the work that I do with the company. I can only hope that I continue to work with the company both on-site and long-distance work while helping the company to grow as we care for more animals and people, and provide the same beautiful and powerful experiences and work for our future community of volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lemondrop rescues and passionately cares for animals and people. I have been volunteering with Lemondrop for over 9 years and intend to continue for many years to come.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Lemondrop for a few years through my coampany. They are very easy to work with and so appreciative of anything that we give them. I have come to see how amazing and dedicated and hardworking they are. Despite constant setbacks they never give up. Their mission to save and care for their animals is unwavering.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

an amazing organization that goes above and beyond to help all animals. we are so lucky to have them in our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lemondrop does great work by providing homes for farm animals who need them.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lemondrop is an amazing organization that provides much-needed support to the community and a safe home for animals. The volunteers put their hearts into their work, and their dedication shows!

Jeffrey D.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm happy to know the people and animals of Lemon drop Sanctuary. The care and love given to the animals are evident in all the good works on the farm. I love them all but I have to admit, Harley is my favorite.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we needed a home for our conure, Lemondrop was there to provide him a quality interactive environment. Because of the time they have spent with him, I can say he's a happier bird and has even made new bird friends.

revjoeparramore

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lemondrop was there for us when we could no longer devote the necessary time to our parrot companion of 30+ years. The angels at Lemondrop welcomed him and have provided wonderful care for him. Good people are hard to find, but you'll find them at Lemondrop.

Basabefamily

Donor

Rating: 5

This sanctuary is so amazing! They do everything and anything for the animals in their care. The full time volunteers live for the animals. They also do so much good for the people in their community as well! They deserve all the support they can get!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing group of people who are all in for helping the animals. It is their whole life! They help all the animals and people that they can! I wish I could help them more!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PLEASE SUPPORT LEMONDROP WHO FEED SO MANY AMAZING ANIMALS THAT NEED SAVING AND NOBODY ELSE CAN TAKE CARE OF THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO DO THIS AMAZING WORK IN TALLAHASSEE AND THEY NEED ALL THE SUPPOR THAT THEY CAN GET PLEASE SUPPORT THEM AND HELP THEM CONTINUE TO BE DOING THEIR AMAZING WORK FOREVER THANK YOU SO MUCH I LOVE LEMONDROP!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do really gd work with people, distributing bread n sweets to families, homeless and people who need. Evn students who cant afford alot of food of stuff and still be able to buy there books.

Donor

Rating: 5

LD does amazing work! Two years ago they brought 60 turkeys to the veterans recovery housing for Thanksgiving. So grateful for this nonprofit!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These are some of the sweetest people I've ever met. I first saw them at one of their fundraisers at a store, and stopped to talk to them and ask them more about their organization. Their volunteers were extremely passionate and answered all my questions thoroughly. Then I went online and saw their facebook, website and guidestar pages... when I'm ready to donate this is the local organization that I plan to send my money too. They work hard, even though they aren't one of the larger nonprofits, and all the money goes directly toward their programs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hey it's Stacy!!!

I LOVE LEMONDROP! They do amazing work for the animal community! There's literally like nobody else like them in Tallahassee.

Keep up the good work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love what these folks do. Great people, great cause!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The people of Lemondrop are very passionate and dedicated to their cause as well as bringing smiles to faces.

1 Jailene T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Lemondrop for the past year has been such a rewarding experience. Not everyone is willing to provide assistance to people in need, let alone animals in need. I’m grateful to have found such an inspiring organization run by such devoted people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lemondrop is a very wonderful non profit organization that cares so much about the animals that they care for and they also help feed needy families. I am very honored to know these wonderful people and I am proud to be one of the volunteers. Unfortunately Hurricane Michael did allot of damage at the rescue and they are trying to rebuild allot of the pens etc. We place our trust in GOD and hope and pray that we may get help from caring people with not only financial help but we can find more volunteers who would like to help. I have known these wonderful people for about 6 years now and I feel very blessed having them in my life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've met some of lemondrops volunteers at their events over the course of the last couple years. They are always so dedicated and caring for the animals, they work hard to make sure that every dog or other adopted animal goes to a good home. I applaud your work! Thank you for all you do for our community!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was walking into a favorite local retail store and there was a pair of the sweetest eyes staring back at me from Lemondrop's Adoption table. From the moment I approached Bre to see what they were all about, I could tell how committed to their cause and mission they were which was finding forever homes for the animals under their care. Bre took the time to walk me through the adoption process to ensure that Leia (now Pippa Middleton) would be well cared for! Discovering Lemondrop and learning about their volunteers and their sense of community was so inspirational!

1 ofthewind

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Lemondrop on and off for several years through both their animal rescue and community outreach. Working with them has been a rewarding experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just brought Lawrence home and he fell in love with my God daughter Starr lap and he gave my other two 19 year old Lightning Jack and Dolly hello and our two outside kitties Smokey and Fluffy hello kisses. This lovely 16 month Year old has found a very permanent home

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Client Served

Rating: 5

These people really care about the animals! They do indepth background checks and home visits for every adoption. Thank you so much!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lemondrop brot food into 3 homeless camps this week. Thank u so much for caring!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lemondrop was absolutely amazing to work with to adopt our Winston. We live out of town and they went above and beyond to make sure that our home and lifestyle was the right fit for him. They were thorough and kind but always kept his best interests at heart. Winston has helped us heal after losing our beloved LD in December. He’s a wonderful little guy and we love him so very much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Iv gotten good and clothing from them and its helped me thru a really hard time.

1 Otaku

Donor

Rating: 5

Lemondrop does great work in our community! Both with people and animals.

1 LightningShines

Board Member

Rating: 5

Original post in 2017 - updated 1/30/2018

I began volunteering with Lemondrop at its inception in 2011, when they opened as a performing arts company to help disabled and less fortunate children in Los Angeles. As a former actress the idea of giving back was very exciting for me. When they branched out to open up Lemondrop Farm Sanctuary, I was the first to volunteer to help. Later after the drought, they decided to move the headquarters to North Florida where water was more abundant, and I volunteered to be the first full time onsite volunteer. Working with Lemondrop has been the most rewarding experience of my life. It has literally altered my goals and focus, I'm no longer self-consumed, I look to see where I can give back to both people and animals. I never thought volunteering with a nonprofit would change my entire outlook on life. I highly recommend Lemondrop to anyone who is looking to participate in something larger than yourself. They have a very small staff, but they are so dedicated to providing to others.

You will never find people who are quite so passionate about animals. All staff are volunteer (none receive any sort of paycheck), which means that every cent goes to the care and welfare of the animals. Lemondrop is strictly 100% no-kill, and does not euthanize any animal for any reason. We believe that all animals should be treated with respect and each life should be valued, on this principle we have spent all this time since we have been in operation cultivating the most natural environment possible for each animal.

We strive for this because we believe it enriches their life, and they live to be older and happier than they would be otherwise. So far it has been a rousing success. Presently we have two chickens - Gideon and Gloria - who were surrendered to us when we first opened. They are still with us today (6 years is quite old for a chicken), and are in excellent health with no signs of passing anytime soon.

Our volunteers are some of the most passionate dedicated people that I have ever met, and it is an honor and privilege to work with people of their moral standard. Thank you for making Lemondrop a success.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Lemondrop since its inception in 2011. You will never find people who are quite so passionate about animals. All staff are volunteer (none receive any sort of paycheck), which means that every cent goes to the care and welfare of the animals. Lemondrop is strictly 100% no-kill, and does not euthanize any animal for any reason. We believe that all animals should be treated with respect and each life should be valued, on this principle we have spent all this time since we have been in operation cultivating the most natural environment possible for each animal.

We strive for this because we believe it enriches their life, and they live to be older and happier than they would be otherwise. So far it has been a rousing success. Presently we have two chickens - Gideon and Gloria - who were surrendered to us when we first opened. They are still with us today (6 years is quite old for a chicken), and are in excellent health with no signs of passing anytime soon.

Our volunteers are some of the most passionate dedicated people that I have ever met, and it is an honor and privilege to work with people of their moral standard. Thank you for making Lemondrop a success.

1 KittyRescueMom

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The ladies at Lemondrop have been such an asset to our community. They're unsung heroes to all the farm animals they give a home to. Keep up the good work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Poe is doing great, I am so happy and couldn't have asked for a better dog! She's definitely a learning process but we are rowing together. I am so lucky to have her in my life and excited for the rest of our journey together. Thank you so much and I am very grateful for you guys introducing her to me. -James

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are sooooo happy with our new puppy, "Abby." She is having a blast with our other dog Elmo and she already knows how to sit and respond good to her name. Our son adores her!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Sandy's Meat and Groceries is a locally owned meat and grocery store located in Gadsden county just five minutes pasted the Ochlocknee bridge. We offer a wide variety of meats and must have food items, we also special order if you can't find something that you need. I support Lemondrop 100%. My groceries will never go to waste. Why waste when I could share with the animals at Lemondrop? They will never go hungry as long as I am able to support them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is such a pleasure to have met these two ladies. It is so great to know that there are people in this world that love animals so much that they dedicate their live to taking care of them. I have seen them so many days with little animals that are too young to take care of themselves. One day AJ came in my store (Lucky Duck) with a lamb that had been born just a couple of days before that had lost its mom at birth, and even though they needed to run some errands around town they knew the baby would need to be fed. So they brought it with them so that he could be fed as needed. Another day they had a tiny bunny, no bigger than an inch that they found with no mom to feed by, so Bre fed it with a dropper, and many days they have had puppies that need to be taken care of. Every day they are caring for these precious animals. if they see an animal on the road that looks hurt or hungry they will stop and take care of it. If anybody don't want their pet any longer all they have to do is call them and they will come and get it with no question asked. That is how much they love animals. At any given time they could have 200+ animals that need to be taken care of and fed, all on very little help and funding. We do what we can to help take up donations to help provide food, blankets, towels, sheets or whatever we can do. It is my joy to help in any way I can.

Jean J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

That's me Dewayne in front with my adopted rescue Rigby, my husband Andrew and the chunky little guy in the back is another adopted rescue Reno. We just want to let you guys know how important the work you do is to us. Without people in the world like you millions of adorable dogs like mine would not have a chance at a better life. It was people like yourself that made my family possible. So from the bottom of our hearts and from the wagging of our tails we thank you. keep up the great work. I couldn't imagine life in a world without the guardian and voice that you provide for the furry animals.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my beautiful pomeranian from them .They are great people they really do love the animals . They really do try to make sure the animals go to great homes.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lemondrop took in my rooster Gideon several years ago, they're the only local Farm Rescue that I could find where the animals wouldn't get adopted out our potentially slaughtered. I'm so happy to know he has been able to live out a long and happy life at the sanctuary with the other chickens.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

These amazing people provided my family with food and clothes when I felt I had nowhere to turn they are really amazing and just give out of the goodness of their hearts I appreciate them and their helpers and hope I can give back someday!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter rescued a baby pig that we kept for several days and realized that he needed to be in a farm. She contacted the Gentle Barn to see if they had any idea of a "no kill" sanctuary in this area. They highly recommended Lemondrop Animal Sanctuary. They picked up the baby and the rest is history. The baby now weighs 150 lbs and is so happy. We have volunteered for them ever since. They take excellent care of everyone. Wonderful, wonderful people and place!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted a piglet from Lemondrop almost two years ago, she has been a wonderful pet! Super smart, healthy -- the adoption process was easy but they were very thorough and did a home visit and background check. Thank you for connecting me with my Baby!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found a little tiny piglet in December, on Hartsfield Rd. I could not keep him, so in a panic called the Gentle Barn who referred me to Lemondrop. He is living the life of a spoiled pig now at the sanctuary. I am so grateful that they took him into their lives. He is one of a kind.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi. Thank you for connecting me with Walker, my adopted beagle mix puppy.
He is great and got a healthy report from the vet.

I lost my nine-year-old Labrador in January and took it hard. I guess you
could say it was the puppy that rescued me and not the other way around!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the great privilege to volunteer my time with the Lemondrop staff. They have spent countless hours of their own dedication to save the lives of neglected, injured and abandoned animals. The time I have spent with them is barely a fraction of the 100+ hours a week they put forth for animals in need. Growing to know the individuals of this organization over the last three years, I've learned just how little we appreciate our animal companions, and the time we consider "volunteered hours". I first met them through an old job, and needed high school volunteer hours. After being able to see life from their side, and what pure dedication can do to motivate their lives to rescuing these animals, I have a new found respect for small town animal rescues. Living with no air conditioning in the Florida summer, working to provide food and safety for the animals with only what's given in donations, and being thankful for everyday despite the obstacles. This is what Lemondrop is all about, and I am happy to have been able to have some small part in their gracious work and always remember what you are all about because ya'll are amazing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'd like to share a wonderful experience I had with Lemondrop Animal Rescue. I spent my two days off a weekend feeding the rescued animals on the farm. I even went on a rescue of a horse. I took us two afternoons to coax him into the trailer but they did it. I made friends with Tina the turkey who I'll never forget. This experience reinforced my faith. I urge anyone who loves our animal friends to help however they can. Thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These people go above and beyond! They are involved in giving food and clothing to those in need and assist other groups that do so. They have an excellent animal sanctuary where the animals are loved and cared for. I have never met such happy bunnies as when I was there! Oh, and have you heard them sing?

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Lemondrop for awhile now, and can't express how good at heart these people are! They give their all to make life better for people and animals. 100% of their donations go to animal care and/or for their community outreach programs. Please support Lemondrop! They're awesome!