Collecting Jeans for Teens

  • Collecting Jeans for Teens


    The Anchor Club and The Sayville Flashes Leadership Club along with their advisers, Ms. Rizzo-Shore, Mrs. Wittman-Cahill, and Mrs. O’Hoppe, have once again joined forces to participate in the “Teens for Jeans Drive” sponsored by Aeropostale and DoSomething.Org! When the members of both clubs learned that about one in three people experiencing homelessness is under age 18 and one item requested the most is a pair of blue jeans, they were compelled to help.  Fortunately, they didn't have to do it alone. This year the high school clubs received extra assistance thanks to a special collaboration with the Lincoln Avenue PTA and student body who graciously offered to contribute by running their own collection.  


    By the end of the collection period, the drop-off boxes were overflowing. The club members and advisors carefully counted the jeans and bundled them in piles of ten in preparation for the pick-up and delivery to local area shelters.  It was a great effort by the High School clubs and Lincoln Avenue. Their combined contribution came to a final total of 480 pairs of jeans in all different styles and sizes. Congratulations to all who participated. The clubs can’t wait to collect again next year!