It's that time of year again - time to clean out your closet and head over to your local AÃ©ropostale store with a pair of gently used jeans.
DoSomething.org and AÃ©ropostale have teamed up for its sixth annual Teens for Jeans campaign. Last year, Teens for Jeans collected over 1 million pairs of jeans through AÃ©ropostale and with the help of jean drives at over 12,000 schools. Help Teens for Jeans reach their amazing goal of 1.5 million pairs of jeans and 20,000 participating schools.
Can you believe that over 1.7 million homeless youth in our country are under the age of 18? And, the thing they ask for the most is just a pair of jeans, so start your own drive at school or take some old jeans to your AÃ©ro store by Feb. 10.
By starting a drive, you can do good and feel good while receiving a 25% coupon for every person who participates. Good deeds and shopping discounts sounds like the perfect combination to me, but it gets even better. The school with the largest jean drive will win $10,000, AÃ©ropostale school spirit sweatshirts for everyone, and a pizza party!
So do your part and look in your closet for those jeans you bought last year but stopped wearing, and get to that AÃ©ro store to help out someone your age in need.
ChloÃ« Grace Moretz (who's teamed up with AÃ©opostale) said it best: "They're just ordinary kids living extraordinarily difficult lives, but you can make a difference." Check out her PSA below:
For more information on how you can help, visit TeensforJeans.com or text 'Jeans' to 38383. And stay tuned to J14.com for your chance to win jeans signed by Ryan Beatty and Cher Lloyd!
Will you be donating a pair of jeans?
Talk to you soon! Sora Hwang J-14 Intern