LCOMS Student Council to sponsor denim drive
LCO Middle School students are gathering gently worn jeans for homeless youth.
A Jeans for Teens denim drive will take place at LCOMS throughout January. This campaign is designed to bring everyone together for the common cause of getting jeans in the hands of teens in need. All gently worn, donated jeans in any size or brand will reach a local teen shelter.
The campaign is sponsored by the LCOâ€ˆMiddle School Student Council.
Teen homelessness continues to be a huge crisis in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., 1 out of 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. Most are between the ages of 15 and 17. Presently, 1.5 million teens and children are homeless.
The local denim drive is being held in conjunction with www.dosomething.org. It is a national organization that makes it possible for teens to change the world. It is DoSomething.org’s goal to inspire, support, and celebrate a generation of do-ers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done and then take action. For more information, visit www.dosomething.org or www.teensforjeans.com.
Getting involved is simple. Just bring in gently worn jeans in any size or brand. Leave them in the drop boxes located at the Larose Civic Center, Larose and South Lafourche Libraries, and the South Lafourche Banks (Larose and Golden Meadow branches).
We all have jeans that are too small, too tight, too big, or too out-dated. So please help out the homeless teens in this area and all over the U.S. by cleaning out your closet and donating to a worthy cause.
Posted on Fri, December 27, 2013