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Ever thought you were too young to give back to your community? Allyson Ahlstrom proves that age is nothing but a number.
When Allyson was 14, she was inspired to make a difference. She had an idea to hold a clothing drive to provide 10 girls in foster care with two new outfits each. Allyson sent out 300 letters to clothing companies for support, asking them to donate clothes. Her hard work paid off. She was able to outfit 13 teenage girls — three more than her goal. This launched the start of her nonprofit organization Threads for Teens. Since then, Threads for Teens has opened two boutiques and held over 80 pop-up events (temporary stores) in 49 states for more than 5,000 girls. Read our interview with our interview with Allyson to learn more about Threads for Teens and why she decided to start it.
Content last reviewed February 9, 2017
Page last updated February 9, 2017