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FCCLA chapter aids Teens for Jeans effort

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Donating jeans

Kayla Chandler (at left), daughter of Josh and Donna Chandler of Parks City, and Kelly Beckley, daughter of Lisa Beckley of Fayetteville, join FCCLA advisor Renea Thomas and her husband, Ken, in delivering jeans to Aeropostale in Parkway Place Mall.

Lincoln County High School members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently carried out a project of collecting jeans for homeless teens in our area.

“Teens for Jeans” is a campaign run by DoSomething.org, the country’s largest non-profit for young people and social change organization. The group takes on causes which address bullying, homelessness and cancer. The list goes on.

DoSomething.org spearheads national campaigns so 13- to 15-year-olds can make an impact.

“FCCLA is pleased to help with this and other campaigns to make a difference in the lives of teens,” said Renea Thomas, advisor.

FCCLA members Kayla Chandler and Kelly Beckley joined Mrs. Thomas and her husband, Ken, in delivering the jeans to Aeropostale in Parkway Place Mall. Aeropostale associates explained the jeans were really needed this year because the request for jeans has outnumbered the pairs of jeans available.

“It really gives me a good feeling to be able to help other people,” Kelley said.

“FCCLA is teaching students the value of service to others,” the advisor said.