We had quite a big event this week in the family. My grandson has been wanting to do some kind of "business". After some discussion, the idea of a Hot Cocoa Stand at the company where his Daddy, his uncle, and his Gramma Cupcake work came up.
The idea was not to sell hot cocoa, but to give it away, along with cookies, while sharing information about a charity organization that is near and dear to our hearts.
As you may know, one of my precious grands was born in Ghana, Africa. Feeding The Orphans is a wonderful non profit group that cares for orphaned children in Ghana and it's neighboring country of Togo.
The orphanage in Togo had a terrible fire one day shortly before Christmas while the 23 children living there were thankfully not home. Feeding The Orphans is raising the $30,000. to rebuild.
This past Wednesday our little philanthropist was set up and serving up cocoa and charming chit chat with employees.(I took charge of creating the marketing poster for this sweet event....)
He made the little signs for the cocoa toppings himself....
....and it was wildly successful.My two favorite moments from the day? Very early into the cocoa party, I watched Carter carefully add the Swiss Miss to the hot water and stir it for a nice lady employee. as his mom and I looked on, he slowly began to put the chocolatey spoon to his mouth (to lick the spoon!) and his Mom shrieked and said, "oh no, Carter. You cna't lick the spoon!" to which he casually replied, "Why not? I liked it after the last cup."
And later on,his Mom shared with me that he was asked how he had come up with this idea. His response, "I didn't." The customer said, "Oh, who did?" (His Mom said she then held her breath, thinking, "Oh dear, he's going to say it was my idea!") He replied, "God did."