Finally! Some good news for the in-peril American mall. Aeropostale's Teens for Jeans program is back, this time teaming up with British pop band, The Vamps. Stylish teens can recycle their denim and donate gently-used jeans, which will be distributed to homeless youth! Miley Cyrus is waving the flag for at-risk teens, but she's not the only one.
The youth apparel retailer has teamed up with DoSomething.org — whose efforts to make the world suck a little less are always appreciated with their charitable efforts — for this campaign, which is in its eighth year. In the history of the program, they've collected and parsed out over 4.3 million pairs of jeans. So that's good for those in need and the planet.
One of the most requested items among youth in homeless shelters is a fresh pair of jeans, since not every at-risk teen gets the chance to escort Miss Miley to the VMAs and shed light on their plight.
So if you want to make more room in your closet, get a head start on spring cleaning, and do something super easy to help others, grab your gently-worn and in-good-condition jeans that you no longer wear or that you have outgrown and drop them off at any Aeropostale or P.S. stores in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico through February 15.
Wow! Did you ever think that by being fashionable, you can help others? It's a beautiful and easy thing.
To support the campaign, The Vamps are serving as "Pants Pranksters" encouraging fans to drop their denim.
If doing a little good in the world isn't quite enough incentive for you, there's another reason to donate: The high school, middle school, elementary school, and college that collects the most jeans will get a $5,000 grant. The top collector overall will get a private The Vamps concert at their campus. Sweet.
So go ahead and dig in your closet and give your old jeans a new lease on life and to someone else.
Check out The Vamps as Pants Prankster in the PSA. Adorable, right?
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