Impact: Threads for Teens

By Tonka Dobreva 08.24.2017 interact

Today on the show you learned about Allyson Ahlstrom and her amazing non-profit Threads for Teens. Since she founded the organization in 2010 when she was just 14 years old, and since then, she’s been on a mission to, in her own words, “help young, less-fortunate girls build their self-esteem, confidence, and give them hope… through the gifts of clothing, support, and education.”


Here’s how you can help!

You can:

  • Donate your prom dress– new and gently-used formal dresses will be distributed in the spring for girls to wear to their high school proms/formals.
  • Donate your time — volunteer to help organize inventory or with any upcoming events.
  • Donate any brand-new clothing– if you (or your sister) bought girls and women’s clothing that haven’t been worn — or if you’d like to purchase an item especially for the charity — then you can do so and mail in the item(s). You can also host a drive for brand-new clothing at your school — how fun would that be!
  • Spread the word — use social media to raise awareness about this great cause.

Image credit: Threads for Teens


  1. Audrey

    I think it’s important to do for girls! Most girls go through hard times so it is great to give them something to look forward to.

    • keesha

      Yes an amazing thing

  2. sam

    i think that allyson is doing a good thing for teens because it is important for teens to have clothes

    • onlyme123

      Yes she is doing a great thing!!!!!!!

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