Teens for Jeans

For the third consecutive year, members of the Islip High School Junior Chamber of Commerce organized a fundraiser that helped collect new and gently used jeans as part of Aéropostale and dosomething.org’s Teens for Jeans campaign. Working with Keep Islip Clean, Leg. Tom Cilmi’s office and the Town of Islip Youth Bureau’s contract agency South Shore Community Organization, Islip High School collected 373 pairs of jeans, which were combined with jeans from other area high schools totaling more than 1,200 jeans.  

“This program helps build character and compassion among high school students,” said Junior Chamber adviser Renée Clock. “It also increases awareness among teens of social responsibility and encourages them to take leadership positions in the community.”

Once collected, all of the jeans were dropped off at Aéropostale, which then distributed the pants to local teens living in homeless shelters.