By Sydney Schultz
The Seton Helping Saints Club has entered a contest to help the homeless youth in the community.
The “Teens For Jeans” contest is sponsored by DoSomething.org, Aeropostale, and Fifth Harmony. In only six years, they have collected over 3.5 million pairs of jeans for homeless youth. The Teens for Jeans campaign is to help teens by providing them with jeans to wear because many people aren’t fortunate enough to have a pair. One out of three people that experience homelessness are under the age of eighteen and the goal of the Seton Helping Saints club is to bring in as many jeans as we can to help those in need.
Competing in the contest can help make a difference in our community and can help Seton live up to their name of being the most spirited school in the nation. The school who brings in the most jeans wins a $10,000 grant and a party!
Everyone will have until Thursday, February 13 to bring in all of their jeans they can donate. The jeans must be gently used and preferably not ripped or torn. President of the Seton Helping Saints Club, senior Allie Luebbering, said, “The jeans don’t have to just be women’s or girl’s jeans, they can be boys and men’s too. A great way to find more jeans to donate is by asking neighbors and other family members if they have any as well that they have outgrown or are willing to donate.” They can be brought down to the storage room on the ground floor across from the men’s restroom on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings starting at 7:45 a.m.
Let’s go Seton!
You can read more about the contest here: http://www.dosomething.org/teensforjeans .