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Home Education School Glen Burnie High collecting jeans for homeless teens

Glen Burnie High collecting jeans for homeless teens

jeansHave a spare pair of gently used jeans? Consider donating them to homeless teens through Glen Burnie High School’s Teens for Jeans drive.

Glen Burnie High is participating in the annual Teens for Jeans drive in partnership with Aeropostale at Marley Station Mall. Tyler Johns, a senior at Glen Burnie and employee at Aeropostale, is coordinating the 2015 drive which is organized by Aero and DoSomething.org in order to meet the need for the most requested item at homeless shelters — jeans.

“Over a million young people experience homelessness in the U.S. every year. One item they often request? A pair of jeans,” according to the Teens for Jeans website.

Jeans are the perfect item to donate. They can be worn multiple times between washes, can be dressed up or dressed down, and provide a sense of normalcy to the person wearing them, the website states.

Donations can be dropped off at Glen Burnie High School or Aeropostale at Marley Station Mall. A $5 Aero shopping card will be given to each donor. The high school that collects the most jeans will win a $5,000 grant.

The jean drive runs through Feb. 7. For details on Teens for Jeans visit theaeroway.com

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