Blue Jeans Help Wiregrass Homeless Teenagers

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Whether you have 2 pairs or 12 they're all taking up space in our closet.

But for some teenagers they would give anything to have their own.

"One of three between the ages of 12 and 18 are actually homeless,” said Tara Wells, Coordinator for Jeans for Teens.

Wells has been collecting piles of jeans at her store Aeropostel.

The company is in its 4th year of the Jeans for Teens campaign.

"This year we went from 68-610 in three days. Three days, I have had amazing schools, some army units out there it has been amazing," said Wells.

Students at Samson High School collected more than 300 pairs of jeans.

And kids at Slocomb High are following the trend.

"That morning we couldn't even, there was just tons of people coming in bringing like a lot of jeans I couldn't believe it,” said Taylor Perkins, a senior at Slocomb.

"You don't think about teenagers being on the street you think about drug dealers and people that ruin their own life instead of their parents not being able to afford for them," said Jessie Johnson, a senior at Slocomb.

"It really just sinks your heart; you're like wow I cannot believe that kids can have the heart to give the way they did,” said Wells.

Any size, brand or condition of jean is accepted.

You can drop off your jeans at Aeropostel until February 20th.
They'll give you a 25 percent off coupon in exchange for your donation.

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