The second annual Warren County Middle School Teens for Jeans is gearing up for another nice-fitting campaign.
“Last year’s event was our first and we collected 455 pairs of jeans,” said WCMS teacher Michelle Hill. “We received a trophy and certificate for our hard work. The students really got into it and some even brought in new jeans. It was definitely a success.”
Friends and family members of WCMS students can support the drive by sending in their gently used denim with their students until Feb. 12.
A successful effort last year has the school hoping to more than double what was donated in year one.
“Last year being our first event, I wasn’t sure what to shoot for, but I would like to see us collect 1,000 pairs this year,” said Hill.
Teens for Jeans is a national campaign for DoSomething.org, one of the largest global not-for-profit organizations for young people and social change. The campaign encourages young people across the country to run a jean drive in their school or community to help provide clothing for youth experiencing homelessness.
Over 1 million young people experience homelessness in the United States every year, and one of the most requested items young people in homeless shelters ask for is jeans. In the past eight years, young people across the country have collected over 5 million pairs of jeans through Teens for Jeans.
This year, along with teaching children the joy of giving to those less fortunate than themselves, there are prizes for the schools that collect the most. The top collecting school will win a $3,000 grant. The school that comes in second place will win a $2,000 grant, and the school that comes in third will win a $1,000 grant.
For more information, please visit DoSomething.org/jeans or contact Michelle Hill at email@example.com.