Bayport-Blue Point High School's National Honor Society and Ecology Club
teamed up with peers from Sayville and Islip high schools this winter to participate in a community clothing drive to benefit homeless teens.
The effort, called "Teens for Jeans," was sponsored by the South Shore Community Organization’s Leadership in the Community Program.
Combined, the participating groups collected 553 pairs of gently used jeans.
The donations will be distributed to homeless shelters through local Aéropostale stores and DOsomething.org, the two establishments that originally created the project.
In addition to the hundreds of jeans collected by Bayport-Blue Point High School students earlier this month, James Wilson Young Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society members also coordinated a Teens for Jeans fundraiser at the school. Through this effort, the school’s students, teachers, faculty and families donated more than 160 pairs of gently used jeans. The collected jeans were donated to a local Aéropostale store, which, along with their program partner DOsomething.org, will distribute the pants to homeless shelters.