GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) As we get closer to Christmas children look forward to waking up and opening presents by the tree, but some children won’t be able to this year.
Children at the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital will have to spend their Christmas in a hospital bed.
But you can do something to help.
Nog is back for a second year, partnering with the Children's Miracle Network and they have one goal in mind, bring joy to the community and help children in need.
Luke Owens is the Founder and partner of Nog.
He says he and his wife got the idea when thinking about how they can help the community
“We want to, obviously spread joy in the season. We want to think about people that are less fortunate. As we have a platform to do that we want to make sure we are taking advantage of that,” Owens said.
They make homemade egg nog for kids and adults to enjoy, all while helping children in the hospital.
Owens and his wife, along with Hunter Harrison and Justin Cox at Smashed Waffles, partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network and decided to donate some of the sales to help local children who won’t be home for Christmas.
Last year they raised $2,000 for the hospital.
“We are very unique in that 100% of the dollars that are donated to the CMN program go to support programs and services, 100% of programs and services of James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital,” Rhonda James said, the Director of Development for the Childrens Miracle Network.
Nog has a kid friendly shop with a new drink for children, hot chocolate and snow cream!
This family friendly shop has beverages that everyone can enjoy.
They also have a nice nog which is non-alcoholic egg nog and naughty nog, strictly for adults.
Nog opens Thursday at 4:00 pm and stays open until 11pm Thursday through Saturday.
You can find the pop-up egg nog shop at 707 Dickinson Avenue.