Teens Collect Thousands of Jeans for Quake Survivors

Dallas High School Gathers Jeans to Send to Haiti

By Kim Fischer
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 9:12 AM CDT
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Teen's Jeans Project

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Teen's Jeans Project

It started as a task to gather jeans for Haiti earthquake victims, no an entire Dallas school is behinf the project.
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Some local teens are raiding their closets to help the people of Haiti. The students at W.T. White High School in Dallas are taking part in the ‘Teens for Jeans in Haiti’ drive put on by the clothing company Aeropostale. The goal was to gather 100 pairs of jeans to be sent to the earthquake damaged country, but the students were able to gather much more.

The drive has been going on for more than a week and so far, they've collected more than 2,300 pair. Teacher Chas Briscoe said he even put his body on the line to motivate his students.

"For the first 500, every time they brought a pair of jeans to my class I had to do 25 push ups. So I am dead tired, I could use a break, but the kids are excited," Briscoe said.

The drive was supposed to end on Feb. 5, but the school decided to extend the deadline one more week.
 

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