Middletown siblings skip trick-or-treating to sell hot chocolate for charity

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - While children around the community were out trick-or-treating on Tuesday night, two Middletown kids skipped collecting candy to turn a profit for charity.

Come Halloween night, many kids fill up their bags and buckets with candy, but not 11-year-old Alana Dadrow.

For the second year in a row, Alana took a break from rounding up treats and instead focused on her own bag of tricks, and this time, her eight-year-brother Camden was in on it.

"I think it's cool that Alana's missed Halloween for two years," Camden said.

The two siblings sold hot chocolate in their neighborhood for $1 a cup Monday night. The money that they raised will go towards women's health, specifically breast cancer.

"They've had a couple friends have family members impacted by it," Molly Little, the children's mother, said. "We've had family members impacted by cancer, particularly breast cancer, and so it just feels really good to have them give back."

It's safe to say the community is supportive. Thanks to the help of an online fundraiser, their final total last year rang in at about $1,000.

"We've had lots of people contact us asking if they can donate anything from supplies to candy to whatever, so we just appreciate everybody's help in letting the kids do what feels right to them," Little said.

Their efforts are not going unnoticed. Middletown city officials plan to recognize the brother and sister in November.

For Camden and Alana, it's not about that. They just want the hot chocolate to do more than warm cold hands. They hope it warms hearts.

"Feel really good about it," Alana said. "I like that people can help others when they're in need."

No word yet on how much money the children raised this year. They do plan to do it again next year.

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