SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Student Council from South Plainfield Middle School is collecting jeans for Teens for Jeans, a national campaign from DoSomething.org, one of the largest global not-for-profit organizations for young people and social change. Teens for Jeans encourages young people across the country to run a jean drive in their school or community to help provide clothing for youth experiencing homelessness.

Over a million young people experience homelessness in the United States every year and one of the most requested items that young people in homeless shelters ask for is a pair of jeans. In the past eight years, young people across the country have collected over 5 million pairs of jeans through Teens for Jeans. This year, the top collecting school will win a $3,000 grant, the school that comes in second place will win a $2,000 grant, and the school that comes in third place will win a $1,000 grant.

Members of the community can support the SPMS Student Council drive by dropping off their gently used denim at South Plainfield Middle School located on Plainfield Avenue until February 29th. For more information, please visit DoSomething.org/jeans or contact Mrs. Decker via email mdecker@spboe.org