Monday, February 1, 2010

Teens for Jeans

Bleatings from EnviRambo.

Got any old jeans in your closet? Perhaps a few pair that the kids outgrew? Maybe even some you outgrew? Aeropostale is hosting the 3rd annual Teens for Jeans in conjunction with Now through February 14 you can drop off gently used jeans at any Aeropostale location and receive 25% off your next pair. Click here to find a location near you. Now, I am not advocating the purchase of new jeans, if you choose to take advantage of the discount so be it. The reason I chose to post this is the purpose of the jean collection.

The first 100,000 jeans collected will be sent to homeless teens in Haiti. Not only that, but Aeropostale is going to match that 100,000 with an additional 100,000 pair of new jeans to send as well. That is 200,000 jeans that will be delivered by the YMCA to homeless teens in Haiti! Have you seen the outcry for monetary donations, but not been in a position to donate? Perhaps this is a way you can help. All sizes of male and female jeans will be accepted, they just require gently worn.

Donated jeans in excess of the first 100,000 will be distributed to homeless throughout the U.S. and Canada. In fact, the ones you take to your local Aeropostale will most likely stay in your community. Each store has been paired with a local charity to be the beneficiary of your generous donations. So you can help globally and locally!

Let's face it, that pair of "skinny" jeans you have been holding on to, collecting dust in your closet while waiting for you to magically fit in them again, would be far better off out of your closet and on somebody who can fit in them now. Same goes for the pairs that no longer fit that are clogging your kid's dresser drawers because they suddenly grew three inches overnight and now all their pants are high-waters, give them to someone who can really use them. Someone who needs them.

Any brand, any style, any size - Aeropostale now through February 14, 2010!


Green Me Alison said...

Thank you for the heads up! I've never heard of Aeropostale (apparently I don't get out much), but there is a store at the local mall and we definitely have a few pairs of unloved jeans in our house!

greeen sheeep said...

My friend works at Aero, otherwise I would never step foot in that store. It is totally a teen/college place. Cheap clothes with the brand emblazoned on it, not to mention it is in the mall. Ugh. But, I think the cause is great and something easy to give to, so I offered to spread the word. I am actually working with the Aero here to partner with a non-profit that I volunteer for. I am hoping that my non-profit will be the beneficiary of the jeans they receive. We have lots of shelters and agencies that could really use them.

Kellie said...

Hey......How did you know what's in my closet??? ;)

I've been meaning to go through all my stuff that I have no hope of fitting into again, so I guess now is the time to do it!

Wonder-ful said...

Nooooooo ooohh well... I had a bag full of a friend's old jeans. They were the right size and length for my cousin and were practically new. My cousin turned her nose up at them because they are both use and not skinny jeans (and were her size.... she refuses to have proper fitting pants!!!)

But I found out last week about a new thing our church is doing. We're big on services (we operate the food bank) so we're doing a clothing version of a food bank where families can come get free seasonal clothing and household stuff. I took all our clothes there (well, 6 bags worth) and know that they will go to very good use.


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