PhilanthroParties

Well: Done!

WELL:Done!! Lemon:AID Warriors Water:Walk 2012 surpassed my goal by far. After a mile of walking with jugs and signs, getting stores along the way to sell Lemon:AID for us, and throwing an amazing birthday philanthropy, we ended up raising $6,300 and counting. Thank you to my Lemon:AID warriors who walked beside me, to the donors who gave, and to businesses who sold Lemon:AID all weekend. Hundreds of our friends in Africa will have clean water for generations.  

CBS and KCAL news covered the walk. Check it out!

The Water:Walk Returns!

The LemonAID Warriors Water:Walk is back! Last year, my 6th grade class walked down bustling streets in a popular Los Angeles neighborhood, carrying jugs of water and signs to raise awareness for the water crisis in Africa. Afterwards, two of my friends and I threw a joint birthday party where we asked for $20 donations instead of birthday gifts. We also participated in LemonAID Week, where stores that we walked by sold lemon themed items and donated the proceeds to LemonAID Warriors, or just made a flat donation. We ended up raising $4,000 and funding a well in Africa. On Friday the 4th, we are holding our second annual Water:Walk. This year, we have a donation page. So far, we have around $3,650 and counting, prior to the actual Water:Walk event. We are going to surpass our goal of $4,000 this year, and I can't wait to see the final results! Donate here.  

Here is the video from last year:


Jump for Joy PhilanthroParty

My little brother Jasper, along with his two friends Emily and Sylvie, threw a triple-philantrhoparty birthday. They invited their whole 4th grade class to Sky Hight where the walls and floors are completley made out of trampolines!  Instead of presents, all 3 kids asked for donations. Emily and Jasper's donation's benefited Blood:Water Mission, while the money that Sylvie collected went to World Wildlife Foundation.  Along with having a great time, they collected over $1,000.00   We all ended up jumping for joy (get it?)

Pucker Face Contest!

A simple contest is a great activity to add to your Philanthro-Party.  The Lemonaid Warriors held the 2nd Pucker Face Contest,  at the United Nation's Year of Youth Culmination Ceremony, hosted by Ally Katzz.   Contest pictures are here! About 200 girls were crazy enough to enter the contest, suck on a lemon, and have the chance to win a case of Jones soda with your hilarious pucker face the front. Now, it’s up to all of you to vote for the best pucker face here. Email me the code under your favorite photo at lemonaidwarriors@gmail.com. Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 10.31.34 PM

LemonAID Week PhilanthroParty PLAN

Lemon:Aid Week from Blood:Water Mission on Vimeo.

You asked for it, so here it is!    A step by step guide to holding your very own LemonAID Week just like me and my 6th grade class did.  I made this short video for Blood:Water Mission to teach everyone how to get your local businesses involved in raising money to build wells in Africa.  Order your kit here  bloodwatermission.com/lemonaid Ask me for help and I will give you even more tips to make your LemonAID Week a huge success.  Send me your photos, too!

2010 Pucker Face Photos Here!

At  AllyKatzz Tween Summit 2010, in New York,  I held a Pucker Face contest to raise awareness for LemonAID Warriors and to give out information about my favorite charity Blood:Water Mission.  Hundreds lined up to suck a lemon and get a crazy picture taken of their silliest pucker face.  Check out these wacky photos and vote for your favorite! This year, Allykatzz is giving me a booth again at the International Year of Youth Culmination Ceremony. It takes place August 11th at the United Nations in New York!  I want to invite you LemonAID Warrirors to join me there for a day of inspirational fun.  If you can make it, download your application here http://www.allykatzz.com/page/summit/ Come and find me at my LemonAID Warrior booth!

Vote for best Pucker Face Photos Here!

At  AllyKatzz Tween Summit 2010, in New York,  I held a Pucker Face contest to raise awareness for LemonAID Warriors and to give out information about my favorite charity Blood:Water Mission.  Hundreds lined up to suck a lemon and get a crazy picture taken of their silliest pucker face.  Check out these wacky photos and vote for your favorite! This year, Allykatzz is giving me a booth again at the International Year of Youth Culmination Ceremony. It takes place August 11th at the United Nations in New York!  I want to invite you LemonAID Warrirors to join me there for a day of inspirational fun.  If you can make it, download your application here http://www.allykatzz.com/page/summit/ Come and find me at my LemonAID Warrior booth!

"A Lemonade Stand is NO BIG DEAL!"

Oh yeah?! Watch this video and you'll take that back! 

The amazing staff at Blood:Water Mission screened this video at their Well:Done Celebration in Nashville on May 10th. They reached their goal to build 1000 wells in Africa and they had an amazing concert to celebrate. I was invited to talk on stage about LemonAID Warrior's work. Jars of Clay, the founders, performed with  HansonDerek Webb Sandra McCracken, and Eric Wainaina to raise over $100,000.00.

 

But the real stars of the show were the leaders from Africa who came all this way to let us know that our work matters. Michele from Rwanda told me that they are filled with joy that we care about them, even though they are strangers who live half a world away. He wanted me to say THANK YOU to all the lemonaid warriors!

LemonAID Warriors was started to spread the word that kids have the power to change the world on our own, our own way. Thank you, Blood:Water Missions, for helping me spread that message to my generation by supporting us and making us feel our work is important.

The Earth Rocked Japan, so We Rocked LA

Inspired by Jars of Clay, who combine music and fundraising for Blood:Water Mission, LemonAID Warriors took action for Japan.  We joined John Mazenko fromJoin The Band, to help him produce 3 concerts atHarpers and The Federal. 32 bands, with musicians aged 7 to 57 raised $4,000.00 at our Red Cross Relief Concert. At the concert, my band debuted an original song, Remedy, written by our lead singer Lauren Owens.

Here's our official video!

This event made me realize the two most important rules of successful fundraising. 

#1. Surround yourself with the right people. John from Join the Band is cool and laid back and works really hard. My good friends Lily and Lucy are wacky and fun and they keep my energy going hour after hour.  Kessa, our 3rd grade LemonAID Warrior has a huge heart, and came up with the best idea ever... she sold Japanese erasers at the door and it was a huge success!

#2. Do what you love. Music is my passion. Fundraising is my passion. Put them all together and you can't loose.

Posted by The Blog Poster at 3:17 PM 0 comments

Labels: Red Cross Relief Concert Japan Earthquake

"Why'd the 6th graders cross the road?" "To build a well in Africa!"

Our Water: Walk raised over $3,000.00 for Blood: Water Mission and it was fun beyond our wildest dreams! Don't get me wrong. Lugging one gallon jugs of water for 2 miles wasn't easy. Now we know how kids in Africa feel everyday when they are forced to walk miles to fetch contaminated water because there's no clean water source in their villages. And we didn't have to deal with snakes, scorching heat, and soldiers with machine guns like they do. Instead, we were met with cars honking in support, as we passed generous stores who donated money as our sponsors.

Wanna be a hero to our friends in Africa and your friends at home? Throw a Water Walk birthday party!

Here's how to host a WaterWalk Philanthro-Party:

1. I joined with kids in my class who share my birthday month. We threw a combined birthday party and made it a Water Walk. Instead of presents, we only accepted donations.

2. We learned about the water crisis in Africa  on BloodWaterMission.com and I made a video presentation to our class. As a bonus, Mike and Jena from Blood:Water Missions came and talked to our whole school!

3. We asked stores along the route of the walk if they would donate and sponsor us, and I gave them posters to display from downloads at BloodWaterMission.com

4.The party started off on a busy street corner. I made signs like, "Clean Water For ALL!" and "Water for Africa." We got lots of attention for our cause. I counted 135 honks!

5. We walked for two miles, carrying one gallon jugs of water. It helped to carry the jugs on our heads!

6. At the end of the walk, we had a dance party. The Painted Nail Salon donated their Party Lounge and the DJ donated equipment.

sixth grade water walk
sixth grade water walk

You'll feel so amazing at the end of the walk. You'll dance and smile and laugh till it hurts! That's because you brought your friends together and you saved the lives of kids like you, halfway around the world. View All Photos Here!

Frosty Fund Raising!

Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 10.41.49 PMDear Lulu; It's your cousins, Brynn and Madison up in snowy Canada. It's too cold for lemonade!  Tell your LemonAID Warriors about our Crazy Couzin's Cookie Campaign. Madison did it last year and raised a lot of money for Angiosarcoma Awareness. It's a fund raiser us norther kids can do while we wait for the sun to shine.

Dear Maddie and Brynn, Great idea! Here is a step by step breakdown of the fund raiser, complete with recipes.  Perfect for LemonAID Warriors who live in every climate!

Day One:

1. Bake 3 different, simple goodies. For example, Simple ShortbreadHoliday Bark, andChocolate Chip cookies. Cut them up in small sample sizes.

2. Make an Order Form: Get Sample Here!

3. Call every one you know to take orders. Then, go door to door to friends and neighbors that you know. No strangers. Offer the a sample. Take their orders. Tell them your delivery date and time. Give them information on your charity.

Day Two. 

1.Wrap up each order in something festive.

2. Include a thank you note, and information on the charity you are helping.

3. Deliver the goodies and collect the money.

4. Send the money to your charity! Here's Maddison's charity if you want to donate:  http://angiosarcomaawareness.org/ in honor of  Robyn Pascaris. PS... Here's a picture to remind you that...the sun will shine!  Only 6 more months to go!!!!

 

PhilanthroParty Can Carnival

 PhilanthroParty Can Carnival!

PhilanthroParty Can Carnival!

How can you add a LemonAID twist to a canned food drive? Try our Boys Vs Girls Can Carnival Competition! Check out my LemonAID Warriors on the TV show, Young Icons, to see how I collected over 400 cans after school one day!

The Plan:  Invite Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes. Admission price: 10 cans. Set up wacky carnival games that use cans. Win tickets for the cans you bring and the games you win. Count total tickets for boy's team and girl's team and announce the winner!  Sell snacks for your charity. Here are the games we played...

Tin Tower Toppler: You have 60 seconds to stack 15 cans

CANon Ball Toss: Set up cans in a pyramid and knock them down with a tennis ball

Tin Can Shooting Shed: Line up empty cans and shoot them down with a Nerf gun

Bowling for Soup: The cans are the pins. A basket ball is your bowling ball!

Tin Can Stilt Maze: Maketin can stilts. Draw a chalk maze. Finish it in 60 seconds.

Can Can Competition: Play Can Can music. You have 45 seconds to put on a crazy costume and do as many can-can kicks as you can.

See this PhilanthroParty in action on the TV show YOUNG ICONS!

Art + Ocean = Wyatt's PhilanthroParty Art Show

I’ve been inspired by huge, amazing fund raisers with celebrities and fancy gift bags.  They raise thousands of dollars and get a lot of attention for their cause. Awesome! But truthfully, the events that inspire me most are the ones that are small, personal, and unique. I love events that make me say, “I can do that!”

Wyatt loves art.  Wyatt loves the ocean.  He put it all together for an amazing art Philanthro-Party.  7 year old Wyatt asked his mom's favorite clothing boutique if he could display his clay figures and have an art show.  Wyatt made an extremely impressive  claymation movie called “Save the Sea From The Trash Monster!” He wrote a book about it, too. He was selling his movie, his book, and his clay sculptures in support of Oceana.  The boutique set it up like a real gallery opening party and it was PACKED!

The first thing I did when I got home was get out the clay! Wyatt is a true LemonAID Warrior. He uses his 7 year old creativity to make the world notice what is important to him. The Ocean!  Way to go, Wyatt. I’m a huge fan!!! Watch his claymation movie.  It's SO good.

Wishing you WELL(s) this Christmas!

I gave my Christmas shopping list a LemomAID Twist to find a way to give presents to the people on the list AND give the gift of clean water to two families in Africa.  Here's how I did it... LemonAID Warriors is sending 2 bio sand water filters to Africa this Christmas. This will provide clean water for 2 homes in  Africa, where local well water is not available. The children in these houses will now be able to go to school instead of making the 6 mile hike every day to get water for their families. Here's how I'm doing it... 2 Bio Sand Filters cost about $180.00 I have $400.00 to spend on 20 people from my gift list. I spent $220.00 on 20 awesome Lemon scented soy candles wholesale price.

I made my own LemonAID Warriors labels and let the person know that this gift is sending water filters to Africa. I have a total of $180.00 left over in my Christmas shopping budget to send toBloodWaterMissions.com, which covers the cost of 2 filters! I would LOVE to send more. So, if you would like to order a candle from me, I will make a $9.00 donation on your behalf. OR... take a look at your Christmas budget and get creative. Come up with your own version of what I did. Let me know what you did and I will feature you on my website.

 

A biosand filter is one type of water technology implemented in some of the communities Blood:Water serves. These in-home filters use sand and other biological material to turn contaminated, dirty water into clean, safe water. Using relevant, sustainable technology allows communities to be empowered to receive the best solution that fits their needs.

Visit: http://www.bloodwatermission.com/day5.php  

Wishing you WELL(s) this Christmas!

LemonAID Warriors is sending 2 bio sand water filters to Africa this Christmas. This will provide clean water for 2 homes in  Africa, where local well water is not available. The children in these houses will now be able to go to school instead of making the 6 mile hike every day to get water for their families. Here's how I'm doing it...2 Bio Sand Filters cost about $180.00 I have $400.00 to spend on 20 people from my gift list. I spent $220.00 on 20 awesome Lemon scented soy candles wholesale price.

I made my own LemonAID Warriors labels and let the person know that this gift is sending water filters to Africa. I have a total of $180.00 left over in my Christmas shopping budget to send toBloodWaterMissions.com, which covers the cost of 2 filters! I would LOVE to send more. So, if you would like to order a candle from me, I will make a $9.00 donation on your behalf. OR... take a look at your Christmas budget and get creative. Come up with your own version of what I did. Let me know what you did and I will feature you on my website.

 

A biosand filter is one type of water technology implemented in some of the communities Blood:Water serves. These in-home filters use sand and other biological material to turn contaminated, dirty water into clean, safe water. Using relevant, sustainable technology allows communities to be empowered to receive the best solution that fits their needs.

Visit: http://www.bloodwatermission.com/day5.php  

HEY, PUCKER FACE! - By Lulu Cerone

Lulu Cerone Lemonaid Warriors

I held this contest in New York at the Tween Summit. Those who entered listened to me speak about LemonAID Warriorsand I signed them up to help me put on a national LemonAID Stand on Memorial Day!

 

Even the band, Sick of Sarah joined the fun. After their awesome concert, they stopped by and gave me their best pucker faces. They are cool and talented and hilarious and totally good sports.

Check them out at  www.sickofsarah.com. 

Here are some photos of me and the band and our pucker faces.  

But check back soon for the real finalists of the Pucker Face contest and VOTE!!

LemonAID Warrior's first official event!

This event started everything for me.  It inspired me to not only do my work but to inspire others.  Here is my post from 2010. It's also where I invented Lemonaid Warrior's most popular PhilanthroParty...The Pucker Face Contest!   Tween Summit, 2010 is in a few days, and I’m going to be there! On 10/10/10,AllyKatzz.com is hosting a day of girly-fun, for tweens only (sorry, mom). Plus, we will be inspired by all sorts of kids our age who are changing the world. They invited me to talk about LemonAID Warriors, only I’m not going just talk. I’m going to hold the first ever….wait for it….Pucker-Face Contest! Come to my table, sign up to be a LemonAID Warriorlearn about my charity, and get your picture taken sucking a lemon and making a wacky pucker face. Visit my website after October 15th vote for the best pucker face.The winner gets a free case of JONES SODA with their picture on the label! Love JONES SODA!!

 

I can’t wait to meet hundreds of new friends who LOVE to fund raise, just like me. I am especially excited to meet the other young philanthropists who are being honored. They  have these  amazing organizations, and I can’t wait to learn from them. Then, I will share it all with you so we can get busy with all sorts of new ideas!