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Jeans Clothing Drive Helps Homeless Teens in Kent County

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CLAYTON, Del. - About 1,000 people are homeless in Delaware, including teens. That's according to the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware.

Some folks in Kent County have partnered together to collect jeans to benefit those homeless teens.

An organization called DoSomething.org partnered with clothing store Aeropostal to promote a clothing drive called "Teens for Jeans."

Students at some Kent County schools jumped at the opportunity to help.

"I think I've always just wanted to help people," said Taylor Fellows, a fifth-grader at Clayton Intermediate School in Clayton.

Fellows spearheaded her school's event.

"We wanted to do this because the number one thing teens want is just a simple pair of jeans. That's what they said when they did a survey. That's the number one thing they want," said Fellows.

Some of those jeans were donated to homeless shelters like The Shepherd Place in Dover.

The Shepherd Place received about 200 pair of jeans.

Diane Cahall, executive director of The Shepherd Place, says she was surprised to get jeans, not only for teens, but for women and children.

"When you hear of homelessness you see the homeless men or the homeless women. You really don't see the teenagers and small children," said Cahall.

Clayton Intermediate school nurse Susan Broome helped fellows supervise the clothing drive.

"One of our core values is compassion and I think it definitely shows that our students have compassion for others," said Broome.

Fellows sends a big thank you to those who stepped up to support a good cause.

"Thank you to all the people who helped give back jeans," said Fellows.

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