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Junior Heifer supporters braved a cold morning in Little Rock, Ark., earlier this month to tempt neighbors and passersby with steamy mugs of hot drinks. All proceeds went to Heifer International. Teddy Jones and his friend John Maris, both age 7, teamed up on the hot cocoa stand after they were inspired by a Read to Feed program they participated in at Episcopal Collegiate School.

The kids asked for a donation of 50 cents per mug of cocoa, tea or cider. "Our goal was $50 and they raised $160!" proud mom Lisa Jones said.

Neighbors are urging John and Teddy to open their stand again next year, and are even offering help with marketing.

In the picture, left to right, are John Maris, 7; Emmie Jones, 5; Will Jones, 2; and Teddy Jones, 7.
Photo provided by Lisa Jones


Austin Bailey

Austin Bailey is a writer and editor for Heifer's World Ark magazine.