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 life saving 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 Guides to make social activism a part of her generation's social life. Eight years later, LemonAID Warriors has raised over $150,000, provided clean water for thousands of people in Africa, sent hundreds of children to school, and supported dozens of other local and global charities. Lulu published her book PhilanthroParties! A Party-Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back through Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster, teaching young people how to party with a purpose.
Madi was six years old when she volunteered for her first LemonAID Warrior event. Over the next nine years, she has been our most active member. She co-founded her own initiative, Believe Year-Round, to serve the needy in her community, started the first LemonAID Warriors Club at her school, and contributed her personal PhilanthroParty ideas to Lulu's book.