See, the thing is, I'm having a little shindig over here in Paradise (really. That's the name of my neighborhood. You knew that, right?) And yep, the whole world is invited.
The bright minds over at Classic Play have kicked off an incredible initiative for January. It's called Hot Cocoa for Water: raising money for charity:water.org, which works to provide access to safe drinking water.
You can read all about the whole initiative here. But you want to know the great news?? If you live anywhere near me and want to get in on the action, the only thing you have to do is come on over to Paradise and drink a cup of cocoa with us.
You heard me right: come on down to Paradise this Sunday, where you will find neighbors of all sorts gathering around the fire pit, cups of hot chocolate in hand, right on down to the peppermint stick swizzlers. The kids will be snarfing marshmallows, and maybe some of the adults will be adding a splash of our locally made irish cream to really ward off the chill. We'll be happy to chat with you about ways to get involved in the effort, equally happy to take a few coins in the fundraising coffee can, and happier still to top that cocoa with a swirl of whipped cream.
If for some reason you can't find our little corner of Catonsville on your own, message me and I'll give you some directions. Here's the important deets:
Day: Sunday, January 23
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Bring: Yourselves! And a spirit of neighborliness. And maybe a coin or two for those who might not have access to water this January.
If you can't make it to our block party, how about hosting your own? Classic Play's fab editor Jen Cooper has some excellent suggestions - here - on ways to contribute your own virtual Hot Cocoa: retailers and bloggers all over the world have joined in!