Ten-year-old Jane Temple was devastated when local businesses in her hometown of Naperville closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and then again, during the riots.

The fifth grader, who watched her backyard garden flourish during quarantine, had an idea — use the surplus of her mom’s flowers to make homemade floral baskets and sell them, with the profit supporting local businesses.

“I felt so bad that they had to close because of Covid,” says Jane. “And then again after the broken windows. It worried me that [business owners] may not be able to feed their children because they were closed for so long.”

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SOURCE ( Lori Orlinsky / Chicago Parent )