Local High School Students Help Homeless, One Pair Of Jeans At A Time

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

By: Kara Duffy
February 18, 2014

Bainbridge, GA- Trey Alston is on a mission; a mission to help the homeless, one pair of jeans at a time.

"I came across this website DoSomething.org and they had a campaign where if your school collected enough jeans, you would get scholarships," the senior at Bainbridge High School said.

That nationwide campaign is called 'Teens for Jeans' and that's exactly what Trey did. He enlisted the help of his fellow classmates to collect denim in all shapes and sizes.

"I only had like two jeans to bring, so I was like, 'Oh my gosh, will this start off right? Will I get enough jeans,'" Trey said.

After posting flyers throughout the hallways and making daily announcements, the jean drive took off.

Thanks to his fellow teens, Trey's two pairs of jeans turned in more than 300.

"He was so excited and I was like, 'I got a load of jeans back at the house, let me get these jeans for him,'" said Claritha Jacobs, the Choral Director at Bainbridge High School.

"It became a big success and I was shocked myself that we had a total of 309 jeans," Trey added.

Teachers say it's been amazing to see the students get so excited about helping others.

"I think they're getting it; it's not that you just have to go out and buy stuff, but you have things all ready that you may not want to use anymore, but are still in decent condition and people can use it," Jacobs said.

"I don't want to do things for good just for show; I want to do it based on a good heart," Trey added.

You don't have to be a student to donate to Bainbridge High School's Teens For Jeans Drive.

The denim donation will go through Friday, February 21.

For more information on how you can help or where to make a donation call Bainbridge High School at (229) 248-2230.


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