LoLo’s Cocoa was started by me, Lorraine Angelakos, when I was 11 years old. The Cocoa stand came about when I met Bailee Madison, the spokesperson for Alex’s Lemonade stand at a promotional event of the organization in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I was so impressed with the organization and Bailee Madison; I too wanted to make a difference somehow. I thought about starting a Cocoa stand and with the same idea from the lemonade stand idea and taking the profits to do something good with them. I had so many thoughts of different organizations that were in need, the homeless, animals, cancer, children, etc. They all interested me and needed my efforts, but I was unsure which worthy cause to pursue.