Berkeley College Collects 75 Pairs of Jeans for Homeless Youth

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Berkeley College student Pamela Macek spearheaded an effort to collect jeans for homeless youth


Photo Caption: Berkeley College locations in Woodland Park and Paramus recently collected more than 75 gently used pairs of jeans for Teens for Jeans, an initiative sponsored by and Aeropostale. The collection was spearheaded by Pamela Macek, a Legal Studies student at Berkeley College in Woodland Park. Last year, Ms. Macek collected 53 pairs of jeans from family and friends, and accomplished her goal to beat that record this year. The jeans will be shipped to Aeropostale by the Berkeley College Office of Student Development and Campus Life to be donated to homeless youth in the local community. According to, jeans are one of the items most requested by homeless youth because they can be worn multiple times between washes, can be dressed up or dressed down, and provide a sense of normalcy for the person wearing them. and Aeropostale have collected more than 4.3 million pairs of jeans since the initiative began. Ms. Macek is a resident of Wayne, NJ.


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