Impact: Helping Homeless Teens

By Tonka Dobreva 01.05.2016 interact

If part of your “New Year, New You” resolution involves cleaning out your closet — or, more importantly, giving back to your community! — check out our friends at DoSomething.org’s Teens for Jeans.

There are an estimated 1.7 MILLION homeless teens and children in the US every year. One of the most requested items of clothing by homeless young people? A pair of jeans.

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Which is where you come in! If you (like, ‘ahem, some of us) have a few extra pairs of jeans you’ve outgrown, never get around to wearing, or are generous enough to part with because you want to help, head over to DoSomething.org and sign-up for the campaign. Then, tell your friends about it.

Every two pairs of jeans you collect earns you a chance to win the $5,000 individual scholarship. The top three collecting schools will each win a school grant (1st: $3,000, 2nd: $2,000, 3rd: $1,000) and an extra $500 to throw a celebration party.

And if you and your friends are donating your jeans to Teens for Jeans, we want to feature the impact you’re making on our show! So grab a pair of your jeans (or 2), snap a pic and send it to BeOnCh1@channelone.com

 


comments

  1. Rio

    I hope they all will eventually get homes.”

  2. Reanna

    I think it is a great way to give back and help if I had a nickle for every pair of jeans that I have outgrown, i’d be a millionaire

  3. Ella Moody

    This is a great idea! You should always have a parent with you because there are some homeless that can be dangerous. Plus, if you don’t give them jeans and other warm clothes, they could get diphtheria and die and the population could go down until there is no one left.

  4. Alyssa Miller

    I think helping the homeless and donating pants is a great idea. I bet many people would appreciate since they have fewer then most people have.

  5. sam

    helping homeless people is very important it is so they can stay alive get a job get money have a college degree

  6. Jasmine

    I think it’s a great idea, i wish i thought of that first

  7. Jack

    I think it is a great idea to give clothes to homeless teens and this is a chance to really make a difference.

  8. Breanna

    Helping homeless people is a very good idea since they have not been in a house for probably a long time so I think that’s a great idea 🙂

  9. Hailey

    Helping homeless teens would be great especially since they can’t afford much.

  10. Kendyll

    I think it is a great idea and will make a big impact on others. I think they will wear the jeans feeling cared about.

  11. Caleb

    I like this plan, because it’s giving back clothes that you don’t wear but also clothes that you want to give back to help your community.

  12. Kendyll

    I think this is a great idea and will make a big impact on others. I think they will appreciate the clothes they will receive and wear them feeling cared about.

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