13-Year-Old Opens Bakery So He Can Donate Pastries To The Homeless

A 13-year-old owner of a bakery is matching every cupcake sale with a donation to the poor in Washington DC.

Michael Platt

Michael Platt loves to cook and is inspired by Toms Shoes which donates a pair of shoes for every pair sold, at the age of 11, he decided to open his own bakery Michael’s Desserts which is based on a one-for-one model to bless the less fortunate.

Twice a month, he treks from his home in Bowie, Maryland to McPherson Square in DC, to hand out dozens of baked treats to unprivileged kids, homeless shelters and victims of domestic violence. He also works with the Washington DC-based nonprofit No Kid Hungry to distribute his pastries.

Michael sums it up saying, “I always wanted to have a purpose for what I do,” Michael said, “It’s all about helping people — not just having a purpose for yourself, but thinking about, ‘How does this touch other things?’”

This young boy has inspired us so much finding his calling in life, our hope is restored in humanity with this amazing story.

Verse of the Day

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace — Ephesians 1:7 (NIV)


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