13-year-old Michael Platt from Bowie, Maryland has a passion for baking, and decided to use his skills to help those in need. Michael serves up his delicious baked good to not just paying customer, but also homeless people in the Washington DC area.
At just 11 years old, Michael launched his very own baking business called Michael’s Desserts. His business model is that for every pastry sold, one will be given away to an underprivileged person.
Michael travels from his hometown in Maryland to Washington DC a few times a month to hand out dozens of baked goods to kids, adults, families, and homeless shelters who need it most.
He also works with DC-based non-profit organization No Kid Hungry to help distribute his baked goods. Michael told The Washington Post “it’s all about helping people — not just having a purpose for yourself, but thinking about, ‘How does this touch other things?'”
He mostly delivers orders to customers in the DC area but has also made some shipments to out of state customers. To check out Michael’s bakery, you can check out his website here.