by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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When a handsome young man walked into the Children’s Resource Center the day before Thanksgiving, the CEO of the non-profit Lisa Ray commented to his father that he looked just like a movie star. That’s when the young man looked at her and said, “Hey, I’m Zac Efron.” By her own admission, she then screamed like a 13 year old girl.

Efron was lugging in over 300 items from his personal wardrobe to donate to the organization’s program The Teens Closet. The non-profit clothes children who might be struggling. They work with the homeless, kids in foster care, single moms and dads, pregnant teens and families impacted by the economy.

Efron’s clothing will be treated a bit differently than the normal donations. While all the items will go to teens, they will be tagged to note that they previously belonged to the “High School Musical” actor.

Ray said about the donation
, “His gift says a lot. It’s not only the clothing. It’s having something special that other kids wouldn’t have access to. It shows them that people do care.”

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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