An 8 year old starts her own business to combat homelessness!


Peyton is an 8-year-old working to combat child homelessness by starting her own organization and raising money to donate to area shelters. Her mom says this started through her own family. Her uncle was homeless for awhile and Peyton started to do research and realized there are children without a home. She told her mom: 'I have to find a way to help."

She came up with the idea to make her own t-shirts and heart-shaped crayons for sale and called her business EYE OF A CHILD. The goal was to raise money for donations to shelters housing homeless children and their families.

"I learned there were also homeless children, more than 2.5 million children. Children that are just like me that are homeless," Peyton said. "I was like, yeah, no, that's not happening."

"It just kind of took off," Anderson said.

This month, Peyton raised enough funds to donate $500 to Joy House, a local women's shelter.