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Girl Makes Keychains to Support her Brother with Autism

April 01, 2014

(April 1, 2014) -- 11-year-old Sophia Smith from Kittanning, Penn., is starting a fundraising effort in honor of her 2-year-old brotherLucas, who has autism. Sophia is making colorful keychains which she will sell in her hometown during the first week of April, which is Autism Awareness Month. Sophia is donating the proceeds to Autism Speaks.

Sophia wanted to do something for April and came up with the idea of selling keychains after receiving a keychain kit for Christmas. Shortly after Christmas, Sophia said to her mom, "Momma, I can make these and sell them for brother."

The fundraiser will start this Friday in Kittanning along Market Street from 1 pm to 4:30 pm ET. Sophia's goal is to raise $900 and plans on having 400 key chains ready for customers to buy.

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