The Spanish Club from Wilcox County High School is collecting jeans for “Teens for Jeans,” a national campaign from DoSomething.org, one of the largest global not-for-profit organizations for young people and social change. “Teens for Jeans” encourages young people across the country to run a jean drive in their school or community to help provide clothing for youth experiencing homelessness. Eboni Johnson, a member of the Spanish Club, stated, “I saw this campaign over Christmas Break and knew that we needed to get involved, and we have currently collected over 125 pairs of jeans.”
Over a million young people experience homelessness in the United States every year and one of the most requested items that young people in homeless shelters ask for is a pair of 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, the top collecting school will receive a $3,000 grant, the school that comes in second place will receive a $2,000 grant, and the school that comes in third place will receive a $1,000 grant. In addition to the school grants, students have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing for a $5,000 individual scholarship.
Members of the community can support the WCHS Spanish Club jeans drive by dropping off their gently used denim at Wilcox County High School located at 186 7th Ave, Rochelle, GA, before February 29th. All the jeans collected will benefit our community and surrounding communities. For more information, please visit www.DoSomething.org/jeans or contact Señora Lisa Harden, advisor, at 229-457-2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The club will make arrangements to pick up jeans at other locations if necessary.