An 11-year-old boy is getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season by making and selling hot chocolate on Main Street.

While Jack Schaefer was open for business he accepted donations -- and gave all the money to the Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program in Minot.

Jack thought came up with the idea on his own three years ago when he wanted to help out his moms organization.

The Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program, or STEP, provides horse-related therapy for those with social, emotional, mental, and physical disabilities.

As he watches everyone work, he says he sees the effect his mom and her volunteers have on people -- and he couldn't help but raise money for the organization to give them more opportunities.

(Jack Schaefer, Owner of Jacks Hot Chocolate Stand) "Seeing that she gets to buy new things for this and then seeing the kids faces when they come in and do stuff at STEP."

Jack's hot chocolate stand was open this afternoon in downtown Minot.

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Jack's Hot Chocolate Stand was a huge success thanks to Jack and all the people that came out to support him and the program. 

Jack greeted visitors, some friends of the program, riders, and some new faces. He got to tell them about the program and how he wants to support the work his mom does. 

Supporters donated $475 on Sunday to Jack's Hot Chocolate Stand, all of which goes toward providing Riderships for riders, like Lenin above, who pointed out all the horses and some of her friends from this summer!

Jack was also featured on the front page of the Minot Daily News (click here). 

Serenity Therapeutic

Equine Program