Teen uses 16th birthday to give, not take

Katie Hoselton

As her 16th birthday approached, Katie Hoselton of Westlake Village knew that she wanted her party to be something special.
Her plans didn't include an over-the-top blowout in a fancy hotel ballroom or a table piled high with expensive gifts. Instead, on the evening of Nov. 15, Katie invited her friends into her backyard to help build support for a new school in Sudan.
In lieu of gifts, guests were asked to make a contribution to the Valentino Acha...

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