It’s More Than Just Denim


Carmen Fury, Writer

The Do Something Club is a non-profit organization that is having a new campaign called Teens for Jeans for homeless teenagers around the United States. states, “Almost 40% of people experiencing homelessness in the United States are under 18. One item they commonly request in homeless shelters is a pair of jeans. Why? Jeans are comfortable in any season and can be worn multiple times between washes. Plus, for a teenager without many belongings, wearing a pair of jeans can provide a sense of normalcy.”

The Bob Jones chapter of the Do-Something Club will be accepting donations of gently used jeans in 1st block through early February.

Honestly, donating clothing has a few benefits– it helps the environment, people with some diseases, and helps you keep your house organized. It takes away clutter in your house so your home can look like one of those Ikea displays. And for the people that want to fight against global warming or would like to have a cleaner Earth, recycling clothes is reserving textile fabric for other projects so there is not a waste of fabric also, throwing away polyester fabric is harming the environment due to its process of deconstruction and that’s a no-no. 

If you choose to not help out this charitable cause, the National Kidney Foundation also accepts recycled clothes. The clothing that is donated to this foundation is used as fundraising to help against kidney disease.

If you choose to donate to Bob Jones for Teens for Jeans, the winning school gets a $10,000 grant! Go hand in lightly used jeans from you or your family to your first block teachers. Donating to Bob Jones is not only helping your school, but it also helps homeless teens around the United States! 

Hurry though, the deadline is February 24th!