The first time I heard of Threads of Care, I thought, “No way, I don’t believe this. High schoolers aren’t capable of this level of organization.” I am more than happy to be proven wrong. Though I was not part of the Threads of Care family last year, I was excitedly welcomed this year through our GroupMe messages and, I’m assuming, with open arms if I could meet everybody in person. I live almost 200 miles away from where Threads of Care started, in Franklin, Tennessee. I heard of this organization from a friend who attended Governor’s School with Zach Wolfson, and I was ecstatic to offer my help in any way.
A core value of Threads of Care is teamwork. Like any article of clothing we donate, none can be made with only one thread of fabric; millions have to weave together. Likewise, we have to work together and support each other to help these teens without a home. Slowly, just in its second year, TOC is already expanding to have a larger reach. I live in East Tennessee, another star of Tennessee’s three. I don’t doubt that in years to come, Threads of Care will have many more stars that make this organization a success, both for people in Tennessee and for people in other states. Like Harriet Tubman said, “Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”