Teens for Jeans drive

Published 02/06 2013 06:59PM

Updated 02/07 2013 10:53AM

Update: 8:01 pm, 2/6/13, Wednesday
TOLONO -- Unity Junior High's halls are filling up with denim. The students are taking part in the Teens for Jeans fundraiser. So far they've collected more than 2,500 pairs. 

They'll be given to homeless teenagers in Central Illinois. You can drop off pairs until Friday by just bringing them to the school.

Original: 9:59 pm, 1/17/13, Thursday
TOLONO -- Teens are collecting denim for a good cause. Students at Unity Junior High are taking part in the Teens for Jeans drive. It's a nationwide program asking for gently used jean donations.  
    
So far they've collected more than 400 pairs. They will be given to homeless teens in Central Illinois.  
    
The jeans drive is also a competition. If Unity can collect the most pairs, the school will win a $10,000 grant, a special hoodie and a pizza party. 

Students are accepting collections at the school until February 8 at the office or library. 

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