Volcom Drives Jean Donation Program for the Homeless, Donate Yours Today!

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Image via Volcom.

Last year, Volcom, in collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless, donated over 5,000 pairs of jeans to fifty homeless shelters nation-wide in a jean recycling program called, "Give Jeans a Chance." This year, the athletic apparel brand is back with 200 more participating Volcom stores in North America and hopes of collecting 10,000+ pairs of jeans. The campaign kicked off today and runs through the end of September. Click through for details. Volcom retailers will host a denim recycling bin in the store for participants to bring worn or used jeans in wearable condition. If you do, you'll receive a special hat, sticker, or button, compliments of the Give Jeans a Chance campaign, and you'll also be entered to win a year's supply of Volcom Brand Jeans -- though, we're not sure how many jeans you need in one year. While in store you can further support the campaign by picking up a specially-designed t-shirt; part of the proceeds will benefit the National Coalition for the Homeless.

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Participating store Coastal Edge collected 253 pairs of jeans in November 2009. Image via Volcom.
volcom jeans recycling photo
Image via Volcom.
volcom jeans recycling photo
Image via Volcom.

Visit Give Jeans a Chance to locate a store near you.

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