We learned about DoSomething.org’s* “Teens for Jeans” campaign through a Krause Children’s Center** volunteer who was sure we would be a perfect match for this New York-based organization. And we sure are! This is the second year Krause has been the grateful recipient of jeans from this wonderful nonprofit group.
Why jeans, you ask? A good pair of jeans is always the #1 request of kids when they move into residential facilities like Krause.
Here’s how it works:
DoSomething.org and Aeropostale®’s Teens for Jeans campaign seeks to mobilize service-oriented teenagers to collect jeans to donate to homeless teens and those in residential centers and shelters across the country. Students organize jean drives at their schools and drop them off at their local Aeropostale and P.S. from Aeropostale stores. The stores then take the gently worn jeans to local shelters and organizations within that community. Last year, over 542,000 pairs of jeans were collected nationwide by this campaign, and the goal for 2012 is one million!
The campaign runs from January 16 through February 12. Krause’s jean donations will be collected at the Aeropostale Katy Mills store.
The kids LOVED the jeans they received from Aeropostale last year. We are so grateful for the support of other students around the U.S. who tackle teen issues and take part in this project. Krause is just one of the fortunate recipients to have this support.
*DoSomething.org harnesses the energy of motivated teenagers and unleashes it on causes teens care about. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. for teens and social change, focusing on “social changers” aged 25 and under.
**The children of Krause (ages 11-17) have been removed from their homes or foster placements due to intense behaviors caused by histories of severe abuse or neglect. At Krause the kids can relax, focus on learning, and heal through in-depth clinical therapy, personal development activities, and spiritual care.