Megan Lange, an eighth grader at Hotchkiss K-8 School, decided to help collect clothing for homeless teens. But not just any clothing.
"A lot of teenagers who are homeless get things from charities, but they don't get what my friends and I get — cool name brand jeans," Lange explained.
She thought about the problem and found a website that was talking about the same idea. "Oh, this is so cool! I had never heard of anything like it before. I wanted to get involved in the community. So, I looked into it and it sounded legitimate."
The website was for Aeropostale, which is one of her favorite stores. The teen clothing store has been doing an annual jeans drive for five years. The program is called Jeans for Teens.
Hotchkiss K-8 collected 160 pairs of jeans and sent them to Aeropostale.
This year Aeropostale, with the support of 1,000 schools and 125,000 teens, collected over one million pairs of jeans. All of them will be distributed to homeless teens. According to the store's website, one in three homeless people are under the age of 18. Over 900 youth shelters and organizations receive the jeans.
For more information, go online to www.aeropostale.com and www.jeansforteens.com.blog comments powered by Disqus