The Teens Giving Back Initiative (TGB) is a teen-run organization created by sisters, Andy and Abby Soriano. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, they wanted to create a group with the goal of “giving back” hence the name.
The organization wanted to use current events to help those affected by them. First they started with front liners. They created their first project in May of 2020 called “Project #001 LifeSavers for Life Savers” where teens from all over Los Angeles County created handmade notecards with words of gratitude and encouragement to keep doing the hard work front liners do every day, especially during this challenging time.
Their most recent project was “Project #002: Community Food Drive” where members of TGB went out into their communities and placed paper bags at doors with a letter attached asking for donations of food and hygiene products. The teens then went out into their communities a week later and collected the donations from doorsteps, sorted the collection, packed it all in cars and headed to the Valley Food Bank, knowing their efforts would help hundreds of people.
TGB is a safe place for teens who aspire to give back to the communities. The organization is all about building friendships, providing an outlet from school and other concerns, and creating a love for service and generosity.