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Tue Jul 22, 2014, 03:05 PM

Formerly Homeless Boy Is Giving People A Fresh Start

Formerly Homeless Boy Is Giving People On The Streets A Fresh Start With His Soap Business

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Donovan Smith is an expert at crafting donuts, pies, popsicles and cupcakes. But be warned: His seemingly mouth-watering creations should stay clear of any hungry mouths -- they're made out of soap.

Donovan, 11, is the youngest vendor at Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he sells many of his delicious-looking (but definitely inedible) soap products, KRQE News 13 reported. Mixing aloe vera and goat’s milk to concoct his colorful creations, Donovan's business, Toil and Trouble, has become a local hit.

And as if cupcake-shaped soap isn't a good enough reason to patron Toil and Trouble, 20 percent of sales from Donovan's pie-shaped products are donated to the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico -- the organization that helped Donovan and his mother get back on their feet when they struggled with homelessness three years ago.

"They're fun," Casey, Donovan's mother, told KRQE News 13 of her son's creations. "And the fact that they actually have the potential to help someone else makes it even better."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/donovan-smith-soap-homelessness_n_5595915.html

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