Princeton based non-profit organization, Glitter Lemonade, is helping two area schools spread its philanthropic spirit.

Glitter Lemonade’s mission is to nurture compassion and social responsibility in children to help develop a life-long commitment to community service.

Founder, Halle Madia, said in a statement the organizations goal is to motivate children to engage in their community.

“It is not simply about being charitable, but rather about helping children recognize needs and injustices in our world and mobilizing them to take action. We provide the support they need to respond to those concerns through giving, volunteering, and activism,” Madia said.

Glitter Lemonade connects local youth with national campaigns like TOMS: One for One and The CBS Playground Project.

It is currently working with two Hopewell Valley Central High School students on a project for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Freshman Rachel Weiner and senior Jen Didun are raising money to grant a wish.

Their goal is to help Ernest, a little boy from New Jersey who suffers from Lymphosarcoma. His wish is to visit Disney World.

Weiner and Didun are hosting a fundraiser for Ernest 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Laugh, Craft and Be Well, 25 Route 31, Pennington.

For $15, participants can create their own glitter nail polish and get a manicure. There will also be a prize drawing and snacks provided by Pennington Bagel.

RSVP online at http://www.glitterlemonade.com/fundraiser/OMG.

Glitter Lemonade is also partnering with Princeton Junior School to launch the Glitter Lemonade Club.

This pilot program allows students to express their concerns and implement their own solutions through hands-on projects that they create themselves.

The club’s first goal is to help provide relief to the students of Lavallette Elementary school in Brick Township. Many of Lavallette’s students were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy and saw their personal belongings destroyed in the storm.

PJS students are partnering with Jazams toy store to host a book and toy drive at their school. The drive is set for March 7 through 9 and will feature wish lists from the Lavallette students.

The club hopes to give each child a few items to help replace what was lost and is planning a trip to Lavallette in the spring to deliver the donations.

More information is online at glitterlemonade.com. игровые автоматы играть онлайн