Babylon Grade School Hosts ‘Teens For Jeans’ Campaign

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The Babylon Memorial Grade School recently teamed up with Aeropostale and Dosomething.org for the fifth annual ‘Teens for Jeans’ campaign to benefit American homeless youth.
    
Thousands of homeless people in the United States are under the age of 18, and one of the first items they ask for when reaching a shelter is jeans. To lend a helping hand, Babylon students set up jean collection bins in the grade school's front lobby and asked friends, family and classmates to donate pairs of gently worn jeans.
    
In the first four years of this nationwide initiative, over 1.5 million jeans have been collected and donated, and the early indications are that the 2012 campaign looks to be the biggest yet. The grade school is collecting jeans until Feb. 10 and plans to bring the donations to a nearby Aeropostale, where they will be disseminated to local homeless shelters. "It's a great program to help people in need," said Babylon Memorial Grade School Principal Randee Bonagura. "It also connects with our site-based committee's initiative of reducing, reusing and recycling. It's another way to reuse and repurpose items for the benefit of others."