ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fourteen-year-old Donovan Smith has seen the face of homelessness – and it looks a lot like him. That’s why he is giving back.
In just the past year, Donovan made and donated 10,329 bars of soap to homeless shelters and organizations that help the homeless. Since 2014, he has made and donated more than 50,000 bars of soap.
Several years ago, he and his family were homeless and found refuge at Henderson House, an Albuquerque shelter for homeless women veterans and their families operated by the YWCA.