Teens donate 500 jeans to homeless Sarasota youth

- Relaxed fit, skinny, slim, and straight cut; There are now all sorts of jeans to choose from for children in need in Sarasota County. 

Sarasota police announced the Teens for Jeans campaign in January.

They asked people to drop off new or used jeans for teenagers in need.

When Tianna Harris, a teacher from the Sarasota School of Arts and Science heard about the campaign, students began collecting jeans.

They boxed up hundreds of pairs for those in need.

"I feel like it is really important for people to have clothes especially in this type of weather. I gave a jacket too, actually because I felt like it was cold at that time and it's not anymore, but it never gets cold in Florida, but it got cold this year and I felt like it was important for kids to have," Harris explained.

Students donated more than 5000 pairs of jeans. They will be given to children at the YMCA youth shelter. The donation drive for 2016 ended with January, but donations can always be made to local youth shelters. 

 

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