Temperatures dropping. Snow falling. Homeless teens shivering. This holiday season, the Do Something Now club will take part in the annual Teens 4 Jeans drive. They will be collecting gently-used jeans to benefit homeless teens.
Centered in New York City, the Do Something Now’s Western Loudoun branch boasts clubs at Woodgrove, Loudoun Valley, Harmony, and Stone Bridge. The national organization requires each school’s club to participate in service projects, at both community and national levels.
DSN club members from Woodgrove and Valley met on Saturday, Dec. 10 to decorate donation boxes and make posters. These boxes will be placed at school, as well as other locations scattered around Purcellville, including the Re-Love It consignment store, the Loudoun Valley Community Center, and the Purcellville Library.
DSN members will be volunteering their time, collecting donations at the Farmer’s Market in Purcellvile. The club is also planning a dance to support Teens 4 Jeans. Likely to be held at the Carver Center, the dance will cater mostly to middle school students at both Harmony and Blue Ridge.
“It’s really unfortunate to have people struggling financially to provide things like jeans,” Matt Sheerin, one of DSN-Woodgrove’s presidents said. “But it’s great that we can do something about it.”