What This California Teen Is Doing for Underprivileged Girls Will Blow You Away.

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Jesus told his disciples that if someone were to ask for coat, they should offer also their shirt – to literally go the extra mile. We think of doing this sometimes, clean out a closet and take a box to the local thrift store to make a donation. But Allyson Ahlstrom of Sebastapol, California is doing something more. After reading a book on service projects, at just 14-years-old, Allyson began a project to empower underprivileged girls with confidence, poise and belonging. How? With fashion, of course! See how Threads for Teens started, and their national mission to get brand new apparel to clothing racks at zero cost to the young ladies who need it most.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.