Sweet Charity

Lillypops

Here’s an entrepreneur who’s starting early: Lilly Trentacosta, 12, of Dumont. The seventh grader at Dwight-Englewood Middle School recently started a new company, Lillypops, which grew out of a “daddy/daughter day” with her father, Joe. She makes and sells the flavored lollipops herself in a rented kitchen space, with a portion of the proceeds going to local and national charities. Pops can be ordered online at lillypops.us. (“We’re suckers for charity,” the website declares.) They come in six regular flavors—raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, cotton candy, peach and watermelon—and a changing seasonal flavor (a recent one was called “Midnight Snack”). Charities change month to month depending on the need; so far they’ve included the Red Cross, Volunteers of America and the Center for Food Action.

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