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TODAY   |  September 24, 2013

‘Threads for Teens’ dresses underprivileged girls

A new group is boosting the confidence and self-esteem of young girls by giving them fashionable clothing. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>>> back now with our continuing series hope to it and one amazing young lady 's mission to help girls in need.

>> she knows just how tough it is to be a teen today, especially for someone that can't afford clothes.

>> so she is hoping to make a difference in young girls lives one outfit at a time.

>> you can tell right away, this is no ordinary truck.

>> i love pink. i just think it's cute. it stands out so much.

>> it carries the dreams of many teen girls . a chance to feel special.

>> what about this?

>> this tricked out 18 wheeler boutique recently travelled 48 states handing out clothes to girls in need. at the helm, 18-year-old allison alstrom.

>> it's for girls in foster care or group homes or extreme situations of poverty to get two head to toe out fits free.

>> she started the organization nearly four years ago. her mission, boost the confidence and self-esteem of young girls by giving them new fashionable clothing.

>> i looked for things that would make me feel confident. i found a dress and skirt and shirt.

>> i found some beautiful dresses and a nice top. i am very happy and super excited.

>> i got very cool exsen trick looking things for back to school and it's great because my budget is low so this opportunity is amazing for me right now.

>> threads for teens also operates a boutique in northern california to help local girls , like 17-year-old page weatherly.

>> i entered foster care at 17 and before that i lived in a low income family. my mom handed me over to the system. she gave up custody of me. i'm just drifting around until i figure things out.

>> paige's entire wardrobe fits into this one backpack.

>> i really like this.

>> but after an hour at threads for teens, paige has renewed self-confidence.

>> oh, yeah. i felt part of upper class .

>> and for her future.

>> the clothes allison had given me, i ended up going and wearing the clothes to my first job interview at the mall and i got that job. so that was pretty cool.

>> great organization. so far, more than 2,000 girls have been outfitted and new clothes and for more information on threads for teens and how you can nominate girls to receive clothes go to today.com.

>> it makes such a difference.

>> does good for a teen's confidence to feel good and