Giving back not only helps the community but makes you feel good as well.

Two New Hampshire teens know that first hand and are now being honored for their good work.

17-year-old Lilie Murray and 14-year-old Natalie Geissler were awarded the Prudential Spirit Of Community Award, according to The award recognizes the top two youth volunteers in the entire state.

Murray received her award in part due to her work founding the Portsmouth Community Closet, where she collects new and used clothing for vulnerable communities, as well as identifying problems and solutions for those in need. says that Murray, who is from Rye, NH, started the organization with help from her science teacher Kimberly McGlinchey.

Geissler, who is from Portsmouth, volunteers her time with the animal shelter, as well as being a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls since 2017. According to, Geissler helped sick children and she helped send off and welcome soldiers home in Portsmouth.

In addition to receiving this big honor, Murray and Geissler will now be in the running for 10 national awards.

Congratulations, Lilie and Natalie!

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