WELCOME KTLA VIEWERS! Founder Lulu Cerone is proud to be part of KTLA Morning Show! Her segment Back to School: A Global Perspective talks about our 5 education projects.  YOU CAN HELP get 59 million children back to school. 100% of your donations go to the project you specify. Read about it, sign our petition and donate HERE

For 59 million kids. going Back to School is not an option. Lulu, our founder, talks about how why education is so important and how you can help. 

LemonAID Warriors activates the next generation of change makers, one PhilanthroParty at a time.

Our LemonAid Warriors are making an impact by changing the way we party. In 5 years, we’ve raised over $80,000 for various causes and provided sustainable clean water solutions to almost 3,000 people in Africa. Our action plans have been downloaded over 165,000 times and inspired hundreds of PhilanthroParties worldwide. Check out this video to see us in action. 

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Meet Lulu.

When Lulu was 10, she learned that each cup of lemonade she sold for $1 can provide a person in Africa with clean drinking water for one whole year. Inspired by the power of even the smallest donation, she set up a Boys vs Girls LemonAID challenge for her fifth grade class.  They exceeded all expectations by raising $4,000 and had so much fun doing it that her classmates didn't want to stop. So she founded LemonAID Warriors to share creative action plans and provide PhilanthroParty Planning advice to make social activism a part of her generation's social life. 

Five years later, LemonAID Warriors has raised around $80,000 and provided clean water for thousands of people in Africa. Lulu's PhilanthroParty campaigns have inspired over 4.2 million people to take action with her. She especially loves to mentor other young Warriors to launch their very own charity projects.

Throw a philanthroparty to give your event a purpose.  Add a creative twist to any gathering to make giving part of the fun.


Step 1: 

PIck a cause

What cause speaks to your heart? What do you want to fix? It might be in your community, or it might be on the other side of the world. Big or small, it all matters. Especially if it matters to you. 

Step 2:

Pick a date

Look at your calendar. Turn something you’re already planning into a chance to help your cause. Birthdays, sports events, holidays, or even a simple Saturday afternoon with friends can be transformed for ultimate social impact.


Step 3:

Pick an activity

Be inspired by the theme of your chosen charity! Plan activities, recipes, and decorations that relate to the cause. If you love animals and you're having a pool party, have guests bring in old towels to donate to shelters and bake doggie treats! Check out this DIY video!


What are we up to lately? 

So many loyal LemonAID Warriors helped share the #UpForSchool petition at schools, rock concerts, conferences and events.  It all lead up to September 28th when I was honored to co-host this historic Town Hall event.  I handed off the petition with 10 MILLION signatures to United Nations leaders during the General Assembly. Your voices demanding global access to education were heard by the most powerful leaders in the world!  Special thanks also to my co-host Rainn Wilson for having my back onstage, and to Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi for hand delivering my personal plea to the UN. 

Lulu Cerone, Rainn Wilson, Kailash Satyarthi

The most important thank you is to my young Warriors who made this all happen-- Stella, Elizabeth, Jasper, Alexander, William, Owen, Johnny and anyone who signed this petition.  

Back to school season is scary for new students. So last year, 3 young warriors hosted a Back To School PhilanthroParty to welcome new students. This year, why not ramp it up and ask guests to bring extra school supplies. We donate ours to our partner, Rainbow Pack. In July, we sent supplies to the school we sponsor in Zimbabwe!

Want to learn about other creative ways our warriors have transformed their parties? Read about the PhilanthroParties that were inspired by our work. 

Looking for more help to plan your PhilantroParty? Download our planning checklist. 

Meet Nicholas.

After 5 years as a LemonAID Warrior's volunteer, Nicholas has launched his own project, Friends Helping Others. His fundraising efforts all summer long bought school supplies, uniforms, transportation and school fees for the kids at a Tijuana orphanage through Corazon De Vida Foundation. He loaded up a busload of Warriors to spend the day in Mexico with the kids at the orphanage. So proud of Nicholas who has been with us from the start.

We're really grateful for the press and partners who have told our story.  Here are just a few who have helped LemonAID Warriors spread our message. A special thank you to Nickelodeon! 

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