6-year-old Virginia girl sells hot chocolate to support those in need

Courtesy: WRIC

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia girl is out to prove you don’t have to be a grown up to give back this holiday season. She found a way to help those in need one sip at a time.

Addie Porter’s epiphany came on a sleepless night two weeks ago.

“She said, ‘Well, mommy it’s cold outside, can we do a hot chocolate stand?’” recalled her mother Katie Porter.

But instead of thinking about herself, Addie wanted to help others.

“She said, ‘Mommy, there’s a lot of poor people out there and they can’t feed themselves,” her mother said. “Of course I’m going, ‘oh wow,’ just shocked. You don’t expect a six-year-old to want to give to others.”

Addie’s hot chocolate stand raised more than $200 last weekend.

“People were showing up with $20 bills, $5 bills,” Katie said.

Teaming up with her church and the Goochland food bank, the hot chocolate stand provided 40 meals for those less fortunate this Christmas.

“Christmas time is something where you help people,” Addie said. “Because you care for people.”