Lemonade? More like LemonAID!
By: Tiffany Mar ’21 and Kalea Doryon ’21 (Guest Writers)
“Make social activism a part of your social life” is the motto for the LemonAID Warriors, a new club here at Notre Dame. The LemonAID Warriors is teen driven group that raises funds for different charities. Freshman Madison Stein introduced the program as a new club here at ND at the beginning of the school year.
Stein recently took over as president of LemonAID Warriors social activist group after the original founder left for college. LemonAid Warriors claim to fame is throwing PhilanthroParties, an organized event that plans a party around rasing funds for a group’s charity of choice. Their website, lemonaidwarriors.com, breaks down the process of creating a PhilanthroParty into three simple steps- pick a cause, pick a date, and pick an activity.
The ND warriors have already used these steps to throw PhilanthroParties this year, including the In Honor for Connor Run on October 29.
The LemonAID Warriors organization has raised over $100,000 for both global and local causes.They have also inspired over 4,000 hours of volunteer service. Their “Philanthro-Party Guides” have been downloaded over 165,000 times, and have inspired hundreds of Philanthroparty events worldwide.
One of their first ND on campus events was on World Kindness Day, November 13th. Both students and warriors showed their kindness by decorating cards for children at St. Jude’s Hospital. This event was held out in the quad area where students and fellow warriors wrote, colored, and decorated a card for a child in need. After the collection of the cards, they were mailed directly to St. Jude’s where they will arrive in the hands of children right before Christmas.
Madison commented on ND student warriors saying they are very “passionate and inspiring. They always come to meetings and events excited to make a change.”
The Warriors will continue to inspire activism and at Notre Dame and will continue to host PhilanthroParties and volunteer for organizations around LA.
Madison encourages students to come and join the Warriors by contacting her via email at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.