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Friday, February 26, 2010


I got two HUMONGOUS packages in the mail today! One came to my school, I was really surprised to see it because I didn't know that I was going to be getting a donation from this company, very big surprise. The stuff was from It was all really great! :)

Then, my mom came to school and brought me a package from Stussy. I was so excited for this as well! I knew that this was coming, but it was great to see everything that came. All of the clothes were absolutely amazing and perfect. I'm sure that the girls chosen will love everything. :)

Make sure to check out these companies' websites!

Here's a picture with me and the boxes:
Please excuse my terrible appearance, I just got out of the shower. :P

-Allyson Ahlstrom

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I got a package in the mail yesterday! My first donation that I held in my hands. It was so exciting! Tomorrow I'm expecting to receive a couple more packages in the mail. I'm very excited. :) I will post pictures of me with the packages I get tomorrow on here!

You know, these past couple of weeks have just been amazing. I have received such an amazing response. When I started this, I thought that I would be lucky if I had one donation and now so far, I have gotten so many. And even though I have gotten two rejections, both were very positive and supported me very much.

I've been working on some new components of my project that I think will be very exciting. One is that I'm making a t-shirt that will have all of the companies logo that donated on the back, and two that I'm going to start and try to involve students from my school a bit more. Hopefully, next week I can tell the details about the second part. I'm really excited about that!

One email that I got this weekend that really touched me was from a well-known brand and it was such a happy and supportive email. I was jumping up and down so happy and surprised.

This weekend I will hopefully be working on stuffing more envelopes. That's about it for now!

(: Allyson Ahlstrom :)

Monday, February 22, 2010


I got home from track practice today. Then I checked the mail. I had a disappointing moment because I got a returned letter, so I guess I need to find an updated address. It's not that big a deal, but still kind of annoying.

Then I went in my bedroom and turned on my computer. Then I checked my email....and GUESS WHAT!?!??!??!?!?
I was seriously jumping up and down so excited.
Wow. These are stores that you see in the mall.

Anyway, other than that, an AWESOME shoe company has donated some shoes. They are really cute shoes, so I really think that you should check them out.
Here's a sampling of a bunch of their shoes:

Make sure to go to their website!
and become their fan on facebook!

That's all for now, BUT it's quite a lot.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


So, this morning I spent some time working on getting some letters ready to be mailed out. Everything was going great until I got to the part where I have to lick the envelopes. Let me say that after licking 31 of them, I was so glad to be done. I will never use lick envelopes again. Anyway, other than that *exciting* news, nothing else has really happened. I made new labels, they're really cute! Here's what they look like:
Sorry for blurring out my address, I'm very paranoid haha.
Anyway, I'm off to the post office to make sure that my letters get mailed!!!
Hopefully the next post will be a bit more exciting!

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I have four confirmed donations! OMG YES! I'm sooooo excited. I also went to the post office today and mailed out a ton of letters. This is going so great, even better than I could of imagined. I'm so excited. :) I still have a ton of letters to get out, so I'll be working on that this weekend. I think that I'm going to try and get all of my letters sent out by February 28th. Well I'll put up a long update this week.!
Lots of Love!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I'm not good at that. At all. Today is a sunday and tomorrow is a holiday so I shouldn't expect to get anything but I can't help but keep checking my email every five minutes. I also have to wait until tuesday to mail all of my letters out. Well I'm off to the fabric store now to hopefully get this off of my mind! Ttyl! Hopefully my next post will come with some good news. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

first post, not the first day

Today I spent over three hours stuffing envelopes. I have actually gotten quite quicker than I used to be, so I guess that's a good thing. I really wanted to go to the post office today to get out the massive stack of letters I have mailed today, but alas that didn't get to happen. I'm going to have to wait until Tuesday now, unfortunately. But, it's okay I have until August to get everything together.

I know that I am probably confusing every reader a ton by now, so I will explain a little. I want it to be mostly a surprise. Anyway, I am organizing a charity project benefitting teens. It's clothing that I'm getting donated. So, if you happen to have stumbled upon my little blog and have any connections at all into the clothing industry, please let me know. I don't care if it's your cousin's boyfriend's half-brother's step-dad's sister, if you have a way to get somebody a donation letter of mine, that would be absolutely amazing!

Yesterday, two things amazing happened. I have sent out a couple of email letters, and I got two responses. Judging from the little preview that I get in my email, I thought that both we're going to say that they loved my project idea, but couldn't donate. So, I chickened out of reading them myself and had my mom come in and read them. Once she read them, I found out I was wrong because both companies are VERY interested! YAY!!! I'm super excited about that. I will keep you guys posted.

Other than all of that, I don't really have anything to say. I will list some basic facts about me and my project though.
  • I'm 14 years old and my name is Allyson
  • I play soccer and run track
  • This project was started on Jan. 17th 2010
  • I intend to chronicle my journey of how this all goes, so please keep reading!
That's all for now!
Lots of Love!