Evan and Joshua Greenberg’s Fifth Annual Hot Cocoa Stand, which raised money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, took place this past weekend at Last Licks in the Golden Horseshoe.
Evan Greenberg, 9, co-organized the event with his brother Joshua, 7.“We sold hot cocoa, raffle tickets and cupcakes which were donated by cupcakequeen.org,” said Evan. “[Some of the raffle prizes included] a signed Mariano Rivera baseball card, four tickets to a Mets game donated by my grandma, Fenway Dirt and gift certificates from many of the stores near Last Licks, including Neils, Katzenbergs, Beginnings, Infinity and Italian Village.”
Even and Joshua’s Hot Cocoa Stand originally started five years ago. “When I was five, I wanted to do a hot cocoa stand for people who where cold, but my mom said people would stay in their house if they were cold, so we decided to do it for charity,” said Evan.
Their efforts were well rewarded. This year, the boys raised almost $2,000, all of which will go to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Evan and Joshua say that they have more hot cocoa stands planned for the future, as well as possible lemonade stands for the warmer months.
Donations and sponsors for the event included Last Licks, hot cocoa donated by Chocolations in Mamaroneck, The Peak, face painting from Party by Lisa & Company, balloons from Party Around and Bellizzi Restaurant.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money in conjunction with hospitals for treatment, patient care and research equipment. The Foundation supports several hospitals and their affiliates in the greater New York City area. For more information on the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, you can visit http://www.pcfweb.org.