Youngster collects jeans for teens

Bristol youngster Makendra Mowad is collecting jeans and jean skirts for homeless teens. 

In a press release to The Observer, her parents wrote that about one in three homeless people is under the age of 18.

One of the items homeless youth request most is a pair of jeans.

If you would like to participate, donations will be accepted until

 Feb. 12. 

The release explained that whether you have one pair or a dozen,

 your donation will make a difference. They will be delivered for distribution by Valentine’s Day.

For more info, email

Donations can be left outside at 34 Spark Ave., Bristol.