Oklahoma girl raises money for foster kids

SULPHUR, Okla. (KXII) -- Six-year-old A'Layah Robinson jumped around from foster home to foster home in search of a forever home.

That's when Misty Robinson adopted her and her brother and eight months later found and eventually adopted the youngest brother.

"We just fell in love and all three of us, you know, we were just instantly bonded together and I knew these were definitely my kids from the very beginning," A'Layah's mother Misty Robinson said.

About a year ago, Misty brought her kids to a lemonade stand in Sulphur where two teenagers were raising money to buy dresses for a quinceañera.

This inspired A'Layah to start A'Layah's Lemonade for Love.

"She decided right then that she wanted to do a lemonade stand to raise money for foster kids and so to buy these backpacks full of stuff," Misty said. "So we started and it has just kept getting bigger and bigger from there."

The family set up their own lemonade stand to raise money to buy items for foster kids to have the essential items they would need.

Once the items are bought they are put into a backpack that is then delivered to a local department of human services office by A'Layah herself.

Items that can be found in the backpack are items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, teddy bears, crayons, and bibles.

A'Layah wanted to give these kids comfort in a tough time for them because of what her and her brother experienced.

"Because when my brother was a little baby, he only came home with a diaper he was wearing and a shirt that was too small for him and some little shoes," A'Layah Robinson said. "So I went in my brand new room and I got a block and a stuff animals."

"She had to brush her teeth with a dirty rag one time and because she had moved from one foster home to another and didn't have any toothbrush or toothpaste," Misty said.

The bibles included in the bags were a key component to the bags because of the family's goal of spread God's love to those who need it.

"It's what A'Layah wants is so that no child ever goes without knowing Jesus and that he is our savior," Misty said. "Even if we run low on funds, the bibles will definitely be there."

Since they have started Lemonade for Love, they have caught the attention of the whole country.

But A'Layah doesn't see things quite the same way.

"I'm not famous the foster kids are," A'Layah said. "Because I wanted to do this stuff for them."

A young, 6-year-old girl that's making an impact on hundreds of foster kids is what makes Misty Robinson a very proud mom.

"I was just blown away at her generosity of just wanting to help," Misty said. "You know we helped a little bit and I thought that would be the end of things and every time I turn around, she's got more and more ideas and you know it's my job as a parent is to keep going with those and to help her with her little dream."

The family will continue to raise the money needed for the foster kids because when life gives you lemons, A'Layah makes you lemonade.

Since A'Layah's Lemonade for Love has started, they have given over 700 backpacks filled with items and raised more than $20,000 for the foster kids.

For more information on A'Layah's Lemonade for Love, you can check out the Facebook page at A'Layah's Lemonade for Love.