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OTRC: Zac Efron donates over 300 articles of clothing to charity for teens

Zac Efron talks about 'New Year's Eve' in an interview provided by the studio. (New Line Cinema)

Zac Efron is getting charitable for the holidays.

Efron, known for his role in films such as "High School Musical," "Charlie St. Cloud" and "New Year's Eve," donated around 300 articles of clothing to charity the day before Thanksgiving, according to The San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Efron, 24, donated the clothing to the Children's Resource Network of the Central Coast, founded by Lisa Ray, who says she "screamed like a 13-year-old girl" when she realized who the donor was.

According to Ray, Efron learned about one of the non-profit's programs called The Teens Closet, and decided that's where he wanted to donate his clothing. The program allows disadvantaged and homeless teens or their parents to pick out and try on donated clothing, according to The Tribune.

"His gift says a lot," Ray added. "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."

The items donated by Efron will have special tags so that the teens who receive them will know who previously owned them.

Ray's organization is a homegrown non-profit that she founded two and a half years ago, and has expanded from helping one single mom's family to giving to more than 3,500 children.

Aside from his charitable ventures, the actor is also appearing in the 2011 star-studded romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and a slew of other celebrities.


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