This past week was the “Week of Respect” in Brick Township’s schools, and one township 7-year-old took the message to heart. On Saturday, he’s hosting a lemonade, hot chocolate and donut sale at his house to support the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital.
David Torres, a second grader, came up with the idea all by himself, his mother, Kristina Torres told Shorebeat this week.
“My husband and I had nothing do with this,” Torres said. “We were completely thrown off when he approached with the idea to this but, we couldn’t be more proud of him. He may be small but, he has the biggest heart out of anyone I know. He is always interested in helping others in need.”
The sale will begin at 12 noon at the Torres’ home at 1410 Clay Avenue. Hot chocolate, lemonade, cookies and donuts will be sold.
If you can’t make it Saturday, Torres will be hosting a second fundraiser Oct. 24 at his Taekwondo school, the US Taekwondo Center located in Drum Point Plaza on Drum Point Road.
“When he told his Taekwondo master that he was doing this, his master was so proud of him and now would like David to also have a stand outside of his Taekwondo School,” Torres said.
David Torres plans on dropping off the proceeds of the sale in person at the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, which is located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, so he can meet some of the patients.
“He is so excited and really looking forward to do going,” Kristina Torres said.