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7-year-old girl sets up lemonade stand, raises more than $400; donates all proceeds to rescue girls from human trafficking

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – A 7-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand and raised more than $400. She donated all of the proceeds to help rescue girls from human trafficking.

Kelsey talked with reporter Louie Tran about her summer start-up. On Saturday, she set -up a lemonade stand to collect cash for a good cause.

“What she has done is awesome and it’s from the heart” Kevin, Kelsey’s father said. “It’s not something me or her mother asked her to do. This was all her idea of her to do.”

Kelsey sold cups of lemonade, Gatorade and water for a dollar, however, business started off a little slow.

“It made me feel like happy, but then it made me anxious,” Kelsey said. “I’m like uh oh, is this my only customer?”

However, several customers came in minutes later. Kelsey brought in $472.04 cents by the end of the day.

Kelsey donated all of the proceeds to Destiny Rescue, a non-profit focused on rescuing young girls from human trafficking. Destiny Rescue officials said they have saved more than 4,000 girls from human trafficking in the past 8 years.

“It really resonated with me of what a young child was capable of doing all on her own,” said Sandra Keller, National Director of Events of Destiny Rescue.

If you’d like to help or learn more about Destiny Rescue, please click here.


Louie Tran

Louie Tran is the weekend anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11pm and a weekday general assignment reporter. To share story ideas, please email him at

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