What You Did
82,435 Members Participated
723,188 jeans donated
This campaign is over! In case you missed it, here’s what happened.
Over a million young people experience homelessness in the US every year. One item they often request? A pair of jeans. Members in over 13,000 schools ran gently used jeans drives and dropped the jeans at their local Aéropostale store. Store employees then delivered the jeans to a nearby charity or homeless shelter. Over the past eight years, Teens for Jeans has collected 5 million pairs of jeans for young people in need.
Thanks to everyone, specifically these members who collected jeans like champs!
MichaelaI had a great time collecting all these jeans!
AnastasiaKennedy Middle School owned the Teens for Jeans drive!
TimSt. Lucy's Priory High School
The Vamps as...The Pants Pranksters!
These boy band heartthrobs starred as super-ish heroes in our PSA video! The Pants Pranksters don't fight much crime, but they do take (each other's) denim to give to young people experiencing homelessness.
You Made It Big!
Celebs Gone Good
CimorelliCimorelli donated their denim to Teens for Jeans at their local Aero store in LA.
Ashley GreeneAshley Greene used her Instagram account for good and encouraged friends and fans to donate their gently used jeans to the cause.
Fifth HarmonyFifth Harmony spread the word about the campaign and gave their friends The Vamps a shoutout on Twitter!
Corner Canyon High School
The grand prize went to Corner Canyon High School in Draper, UT! The school collected 9,146 pairs of jeans - the most out of any school in the U.S. and Canada! As part of the grand prize, they won Aéropostale t-shirts for every student, a $5,000 grant for their school, and a school concert by The Vamps!
"People throughout my community, school, and neighborhood have gone to great lengths to support me and help me far surpass my goal. Being a senior, I couldn't have imagined a better way to connect with my peers and the people I love before I head out of state for college. Through this drive I learned the importance of service and the impact that it has on someone. This drive has shaped my way of thinking, taught me a deeper sense of responsibility, and has overall made me a greater adult and citizen. I can't wait to see the impact that my drive makes on the lives that it will be touching. I am so grateful that I had this opportunity and thank DoSomething.org for giving me a reason to serve others."
Harriet G. Eddy Middle School
Harriet G. Eddy Middle School in Elk Grove, CA is the top collecting middle school three years in a row! In 2015, they collected 7,279 pairs of jeans, winning a $5,000 grant for their school.
"Harriet Eddy Middle School helps those in need!"
Western Eagle Bilingual School
Western Eagle Bilingual School in Mayagüez, PR was the top collecting elementary school in the country! In 2015, they collected 2,604 pairs of jeans, winning a $5,000 grant for their school.
"This is the first time our school W.A.L.K.S. W.E.B.S. participated in this drive. We are currently 325 students, but we have the spirit of a thousand, and the keen vision of our mascot, the eagle! We feel happy to represent the Mayagüez Community in Puerto Rico. Parents, students, and faculty have joined efforts to make this activity a success. Thanks for the opportunity, and we hope to help out next year!"
Weber State University
Weber State University in Ogden, UT was the top collecting college! In 2015, they collected 1,682 pairs of jeans, winning a $5,000 grant for their school.
"It's amazing to watch the community come together and give to others in need."
Congratulations to Ashley for winning a $10K scholarship for college!
"This campaign is important to me because it made me realize that there are a lot of people in the world who do not have most of the basic things they need. I felt that if I could just do something to make it better for them, then that would be a great reward."