Meet the Naperville women making history right now! This blog highlights the stories of Naperville women nominated by the community through the HERstory campaign. 

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Sep 16

Meet Jane Temple

Posted on September 16, 2020 at 10:45 AM by Denise Cartina

HERstory Nomination Jane Temple

"I'd like to nominate 10 year old Jane Temple who has spent her 'lock-down summer' making fairy garden planters, selling them locally, and donating the proceeds to local businesses that are struggling due to the pandemic and protests. Based on the information I have seen on Facebook, it would seem as though she has made HUNDREDS of planters up to now, and she has recently begun making and selling an autumn/Halloween version. The orders just keep coming! I am so impressed to see a child who is so driven and focused at such a young age, and I think she should be commended. Her community is very proud of her, just as I'm sure her family is."

Nominated by Ellie Martin

Additional information written by Shelly Temple, Jane's mother:
"Jane Temple started serving her community at the age of 3, decorating pumpkins for the resident’s at St. Patrick’s Residence. In a few short years she has organized many youth services projects with her siblings and friends. These projects have gathered up to 300 children at a time participating in projects that give back to her community and have raised over $56,000 in donations. When the schools closed due to the pandemic, Jane helped by having weekly zoom meetings creating new ideas to give back to the community with her friends. These included making Easter baskets for children at a local foodbank and providing snack bags at several local shelters. As summer approached and social distancing was still in place, Jane came up with new ways to entertain herself. She began to make fairy gardens in hanging baskets and sold 250 of them donating all the profits to businesses in Naperville struggling due to COVID and the looting.  Summer came to an end, and Jane had requests for a fall/Halloween themed fairy garden from many of the generous people that had participated in the fundraiser. She hopes to make and sell as many as time allows for this fall, but she has already started to work on a winter themed fairy garden! Thank you so much to Ellie Martin for recognizing and nominating Jane!"