SINCLAIRVILLE - Cassadaga Valley Middle/Senior High School students, staff and family members donated 125 pairs of gently used blue jeans, some with price tags still attached, for a very good cause.
The donation will be part of a Jeans for Teens fundraiser organized by the Cassadaga Valley Central School Key Club for the not-for-profit DoSomething.com operation
Aeropostale Inc., a New York City-based teen clothing retailer, has announced it will match the first 100,000 pairs of jeans donated to DoSomething with new jeans.
OBSERVER Photo by Joan Josephson
CVCS Key Club officers Kristine Smith, Elysia Peterson, Danielle Raymond and Sarah Hicks are shown here with Aeropostale representative Jen Overfield and the collection of blue jeans gathered for the not-for-profit organization DoSomething. The jeans are to be distributed to Haiti and other local community service operations.
Some of these donated/new jeans will be delivered to victims of the recent Haiti earthquake, while still others will be given to local community organizations such as Jamestown's Safe House.
Aeropostale representative Jen Overfield said the jean donations from CV and Frewsburg made a huge difference in this drive.
"The help the students and their families together with the schools' staff provided with the donations will make a big difference," she said.
Each CV student who donated jeans to the Jeans for Teens drive received a coupon for a 25 percent discount for Aeropostale clothing items that can be purchased at the Lakewood Mall store.
This makes it a win-win affair for everyone involved.