Teens Total 295 Jeans for Charity


The Islip High School Junior Chamber of Commerce Club completed another successful Teens for Jeans campaign this year, collecting a total of 295 pairs for charity.

This long-running annual campaign, initially started via DoSomething.org, is designed so teens can help their peers, take leadership roles in the community and learn about having compassion for others. The gently used or new jeans are collected, laundered and distributed to those in need. 

Once again, the Town of Islip Youth Bureau organized the pick-up and distribution of the club’s jean collection, which was augmented by donations from new drop-off locations at Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi’s office, Kennedy L.I. Realty and the Islip American Legion Post 411. The school’s new Business Academy, the Islip Chamber of Commerce, and other local organizations and community members also helped with the campaign, which the Youth Bureau has expanded over the past few years to include neighboring school districts and clubs within the township of Islip. 

This year’s crop of collected jeans were distributed by the Youth Bureau to River of Life Outreach in Bay Shore, according to teacher Renee Clock, the adviser of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Club.