Help homeless teens through ‘Teens for Jeans’ event

Commentary by Katie Farrell
Times-News correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

   Finding fun and exciting ways to volunteer can be difficult for teens, but there’s always a way for you to help.
   A great website called DoSomething.org is holding a “Teens for Jeans” event until Feb. 28, 2014. Teens for Jeans is simply a jean drive to collect jeans for homeless teens around the country. All you have to do is sign up at teensforjeans.com; it’s that simple.
      Once you sign up, you have the option to register with your school or do it on your own. If you choose to do it on your own, you just take your jeans to your nearest Aeropostale by Feb. 28 and you’re done. If you register with your school, you’re entered to win a $4,000 scholarship and you can download a poster to promote your drive.
   DoSomething.org also will be giving out prizes to the top collecting school, which will receive a $10,000 grant, Aeropostale T-shirts and a party. The top collecting elementary school, middle school, high school and Canadian school will receive a $5,000 grant. Once you register with your school, you’ll be entered to win that $4,000 scholarship.
So, if you have free time or just feel like helping out, get started. Just go to DoSomething.org and sign up. The website gives you a ton of ideas and strategies to make your drive the best it can be. For more information, visit www.dosomething.org. Sign up for Teens for Jeans at  www.dosomething.org/teensforjeans.

 Katie Farrell is a junior at Graham High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.

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