DES MOINES, Iowa – A 6-year-old girl is helping raise money for school supplies by selling lemonade.
Asia Travis is helping raise money for backpacks and school supplies for low-income students. She sold cookies and lemonade, and raised about $50 to have several school supplies donated.
Asia says she got the idea to give back to the community from her mother, a local anti-violence activist.
Calvetta Williams says cutting down the violence begins with keeping kids in school.
“Because it’s getting them off the street, we encourage children to go to school,” Williams said. “There is more to life than standing on a corner or doing the wrong things. We encourage the parents to get involved, kids look up to their parents.”
The supplies will be handed out to anyone who needs them on Aug. 22 at Evelyn K Davis Park from 3-9 p.m.
If you would like to donate supplies you can drop them off at the Mother's Against Violence office.