Four children donated $40 to The Salvation Army's kettle after selling hot cocoa door-to-door.

It started with a retweet I saw in our feed last week – a woman asking for locations of red kettles in Fishers. Bethann Buddenbaum wanted to take her kids to drop some money in and like any mother with half her wits about her, she didn’t want to drag the kids all over town trying to find one. I sent her to the webpage with all of the kettle locations and moved on.

A few days later Bethann replied with a thank you and that their visit had been successful.  Not only did she respond to my request for a story, but she had posted a humorous account of their experience on her own blog – “Just Another Manic Momday”.

Her children, niece and neighbor were bored at home on a snow day and she needed to get some work done. A hot cocoa bribe got the wheels turning in the kids’ heads. Read her blog entry here to learn how the kids made a difference in their community!