Last summer I went on a trip to Holiday World with some of my friends, and in line at one of the rides Zach started telling me about how he created an organization called Threads of Care. I was really interested in what he was doing because the previous summer I had gone to Washington D.C. and had the opportunity to serve the homeless in the area, as well as underprivileged kids. In addition, that winter I had volunteered at Room In The Inn and was shocked to see how many families there were, and the lack of appropriately sized children’s clothing. I also have a great interest in photography, so I told him if he needed any help in that area then I would be willing to help him out. Thus, I soon became in charge of all the social media sites for Threads of Care (i.e.  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). Now, I go to different places with our team to take photographs and I make sure to send out reminders of upcoming clothing drives. This has been a learning experience for me and I am so glad that I have the opportunity to participate in Threads of Care. Knowing that I am making a difference, even if I don’t see it first hand, gives me a sense of purpose and helps me to appreciate the little things in life. I highly encourage anyone thinking about joining up with Threads of Care to do so. Teens helping teens is such an amazing concept and it shows the community that teens really do care and are willing to lend a hand to our neighbors in need. Giving clothes to teens that are clothes we ourselves would want to wear is important because it doesn’t make them feel like an outsider or unworthy. I am so glad that I have the opportunity to do that for other teens. This organization has helped me to learn what thankfulness is, and it has taught me not to take even minute things for granted in my own life.