Teens For Jeans…Make A Difference Donate Jeans to Homeless Youth in Our Community PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lindsey Lobur   
Monday, 13 January 2014 14:54

Rock Island, IL – One of every three homeless individuals is under the age of eighteen. In recognition of this sad statistic, Aeropostale—a retail clothing store that primarily serves the youth market—is focused on helping homeless youth in need of clothing. Aeropostale is collecting clean, gently used jeans as part of the Teens For Jeans campaign to benefit residents of Christian Care and other needy area youth. Donations of new or gently used jeans of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

The program provides an easy way to pass along jeans that are no longer wanted while making sure that young people in need of clothing do not have to go without. Those wishing to participate in this program can bring the jeans they wish to donate to Aeropostale, located inside of North Park Mall, at 320 W Kimberly Road in Davenport from January 13 through February 6. Christian Care will then distribute them, free of charge, to needy youth in the area.

The Teens For Jeans Campaign is sponsored in part by DoSomething.org the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. DoSomething.org spearheads national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact - without ever needing money, an adult, or a car. Over 2.4 million people have taken action through DoSomething.org, putting the focus on pressing issue such as bullying, animal cruelty, homelessness and cancer.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and the mentally ill. Their two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need. Christian Care’s services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of nourishing the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of the men, women and children who come seeking a new way of life. Help Christian Care help others; donate now. Call Lindsey at 309-786-5734 for more information, or visit Christian Care’s website at www.christiancareqc.org.

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