From USA Today
: 'Twilight' star Ashley Greene recently teamed up with DoSomething.org and Aeropostale for used jean drive to help support homeless youth.
Ashley (a.k.a. Alice Cullen for those Twilight fans out there) is busy this holiday season. In addition to her hectic promotion schedule for box office smash hit New Moon -- the latest installment in the Twilight Saga series -- Greene has been working to help homeless youth, a growing concern here in the U.S.
What is she doing specifically to support this cause?
"This holiday season I'm filming the DoSomething.org 'Teens for Jeans' campaign PSA to encourage teens to donate their gently worn jeans to homeless youth," says Greene.
How does the campaign work? The third annual Teens for Jeans drive encourages teens to drop off their gently worn jeans to any Aéropostale store anytime between Jan. 19th and Feb. 14th, 2010. DoSomething "will make sure they get donated to a local homeless shelter or charity." As an added bonus (beyond the good karma you'll receive for giving back, of course), Aéropostale will give an additional 25% off on your next pair of jeans.
Greene's thoughts on her career success and the related campaign?
"I feel very fortunate to be in a place where I can use my voice to make a difference."
Help DoSomething and Aéropostale top last year's total of 200,000 pairs by joining Greene in donating your used jeans next month (FYI, you don't have to be a teen to participate!).
This is awesome!! Just remember, the jeans don't have to be Aeropostale jeans. They can be jeans of ANY brand. (It's just like when you donate your used athletic shoes to any Nike store for the Reuse-A-Shoe
program. They can be any brand too! They refurbish them and then give them to charity. -- Something else to think about) I know all of you out there probably have a pair of jeans (or walking/running shoes) that are worn or that you just may not fit in anymore. It's an easy thing to do. Just drop them off at an Aeropostale in a mall while hitting up those post-holiday sales. You will not only be cleaning out your closet, but you'll be doing something great for another in need.