Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City started off awesome! We pulled into downtown Salt Lake on monday evening to the awesome Hotel Monaco (Check them out HERE). Threads for Teens thanks them. <3 Our room was extremely posh and spacious. The next morning, we started appointments with girls from the Salt Lake City CASA program. Parked right out front of the Hotel Monaco, girls tried on and chose clothes all day long. Unfortunately, this was Natalie and Auntie Abbie’s last day with us on the tour. They did an awesome job while they were there, however it was sad to see them leave.

In Seattle, Threads for Teens was hosted by the lovely Pan Pacific Seattle Hotel (Check them out HERE). Our rooms were extremely comfortable and luxurious. One room even had a fabulous view of the Space Needle! In Seattle, we were so blessed with the generosity of everyone from the Pan Pacific and Discovery Center who were attentive to all of our needs. A big thank you to everyone we worked with at both places! In Seattle, I was fortunate to be able to see a friend, Clare O’Connor that I had met last summer through a program called ANNPower Vital Voices, a program that provides mentorship to teen girls with powerful mentors in a four day summit. She came out to say hi! The girls all loved the clothes they were able to receive in Seattle.

4In Portland, we stayed at the super-hip and eclectic Ace Hotel (Check them out HERE). Thank you for hosting Threads for Teens!! Our room was very cool and had such a downtown Portland vibe. In Portland, my friend Matt Ferguson, of Matt’s Chemo Bags, and the HALO awards came out to hang out and volunteer at the truck all day. It was a great time visiting and outfitting girls in new outfits. Make sure to check out his website HERE and like his organization on Facebook HERE.

Allyson Ahlstrom

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