High school baker makes birthdays sweeter for homeless children

This teen made her passion for baking into a way to help those in need.


Hannah Finn's stand mixer gets more use than most, baking between five and 10 cakes a month.

"I started really picking up my love for baking when I was about 10,” the high school junior said. "I figured, why not take something that I love and turn it into a way to help others?"

Since she was 14, she's been baking birthday cakes and giving gifts to children in Massachusetts homeless shelters through her nonprofit, One Wish Project.

"Every time we leave the shelter, Hannah has the biggest smile than even the children do," said Claudia Mintz, Hannah's mother. "Because she really feels good about what she did."

One Wish Project also has an Amazon wish list, where people can purchase gifts to be donated.

Watch the video above to learn more about what One Wish Project does for children.