UNION, NJ – Like a lot of six-year olds, London Bostic asked her mom if she could set up a lemonade stand.  Her mom said yes and helped her set it up outside their home.

But Bostic, who is going into the first grade, then asked her mom if she could use the money from her lemonade stand sales, not to buy toys or clothes, but to help other kids. 

“London agreed she didn’t need more toys or clothes,” said her mom Nicole.  “Since back to school is approaching, we agreed to use the proceeds to buy book bags and school supplies for kids in need.”

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Nicole said London, a student at Saint James the Apostle School in Springfield, raised $469.  London and her mom went shopping and purchased 20 book bags and lunch boxes and enough supplies to fill them all.  She said supplies included notebooks, binders, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, glue sticks and more.

The backpacks and school supplies were donated to St. Matthew AME Church in Orange for their back to school drive.

“The community was very generous with donations,” said Nicole.  “I couldn’t be more proud of London’s generous act of kindness.