Clayton Intermediate School is in the giving mood and recently kicked off their first-time involvement in DoSomething.org's "Teens for Jeans" Campaign. Families across the Smyrna-Clayton communities can get involved too by dropping jeans of any size off at Clayton Intermediate School until Friday, Feb. 8.
1. According to DoSomething.org, 1.7 million teens are homeless and the number one requested item from homeless shelters is a pair of jeans. That's why DoSomething.org, with the help of Aéropostale, is doing the campaign "Teens for Jeans." Over 2.5 million pairs of jeans have been donated since 2007.
2. Clayton Intermediate School decided to get involved at the suggestion of fifth grader Taylor Fellows. She was looking at the website for clothing company Aeropostale with her mother one day when they saw something about "Teens for Jeans."
"We thought it was a good idea and brought it up with the school, and they let us do an announcement about it," Fellows said.
3. School nurse Susan Broome is helping Fellows out with the "Teens for Jeans" campaign. She said the jeans are donated to a local homeless shelter. The campaign accepts gently used or new jeans, in any size from any brand. Broome said even though Aéropostale is involved, any brand jean is accepted.
Community members can get involved too by dropping jeans off between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the front entrance. Broome said there will be a box for donations.
WHY YOU SHOULD DONATE
"A lot of people really don't understand how many homeless people there are and how much more we have then they do." – Taylor Fellows, Clayton Intermediate School student
WHERE Clayton Intermediate School, 86 Sorrento Drive, Clayton
WHEN 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday
DEADLINE Friday, Feb. 8
Email Jennifer Dailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.