Aviva USA will host an event called the "Big Breakfast" on April 9. The breakfast is aimed at bringing together community leaders to put a spotlight on the need to pay attention to less fortunate children.

Rafe Esquith, a longtime grade school teacher in a underprivileged Los Angeles neighborhood, will be the speaker.

The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Aviva USA, 7700 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. Register by April 4 by clicking here.