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Teens for Jeans 2014!

Teens for Jeans 2014 has officially launched! We anticipate it's going to be a successful year for all of us, and are so glad you and StandUp For Kids San Antonio are on board with one of our biggest campaigns of the year!

Young people across the US and Canada can now go to the Teens for Jeans site and sign up to run jeans drives in their schools and communities. Once they collect as many jeans as they can, they'll drop them off at a local Aeropostale store from January 13th to February 16th. Last year we collected 902,500 pairs, and this year, we are shooting to send a million jeans to organizations like yours.

To reach our goal of a million jeans, we would love your help to spread the word about this campaign. If you'll be seeing loved ones this Thanksgiving, it would be great to talk to them about running a drive! For more information, they can head to or text JEANS to 38383. Additionally, we encourage you to spread the word to friends who work as teachers, counselors, advisers, principals, or youth leaders, and parents, who could help spark an interest. Let's get all of them on board, and get even more people talkin' and donatin' JEANS!

When you are talking to those you know about the campaign, definitely let them know that Do Something is here to help with every step along the way. We provide tips and resources about how to run the best jeans drive - from where to set up the box to downloadable posters that can be printed and hung in schools and around town. Additionally, we also send a banner (for free!) to anyone that requests one to promote their drive! And - before I forget - there are amazing prizes available for those who participate, including the chance to win a $4,000 scholarship and a $10,000 grand prize to the school that collects the most jeans.


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StandUp For Kids - San Antonio is very proud to announce that Alamo Empire Reign XX raised funds for our organization for the past 12 months and we were very honored to have received... $9000+ at the Investitures event this week!!

Alamo Empire is one of the most beautiful examples of outstanding community leadership in that their sole purpose is to raise funds for organizations that serve the LGBT community. We were very fortunate that they selected us as one of their primary beneficiaries since we serve all youth, gay and straight alike. This was a very gracious and bold step by this amazing group of community leaders, which made the announcement that they selected us AGAIN as a primary beneficiary for Reign XXI, extraordinary!!!

We want to express our deepest gratitude to Reign XX's Emperor Geoff Torres and Empress Esmeralda Kane James for welcoming us into the Alamo Empire family. We take, very seriously, the confidence you have placed in us to serve homeless and at-risk youth in their courageous journey to build strong and independent lives for themselves. We will work hard to continue to honor this confidence you have placed in us. The opportunities for the young people we serve just expanded in ways we had not dreamed of ...because of Alamo Empire Reign XX and XXI and your outstanding community leadership. On behalf of the San Antonio Chapter and our National Organization... thank you for giving these young people hope for a brighter future.

Thank you sponsors!

We want to thank all of our 2011 Sponsors and Supporters for making this a great year for StandUp For Kids - San Antonio and making a difference in the lives of so many young people in our community.

  • Texas Air Systems - $1200 cash donation, hygiene pack & gift-in-kind donations
  • Kohl's - Food pack drive
  • Starbucks - Food pack drive
  • Insperity - $400 cash donation & food pack drive
  • Hidden Forest Elementary Afterschool Students -
    Food & hygiene pack drive
  • UTHSC Medical School Class of 2014 - Food pack drive
  • Whole Foods - Hygiene pack drive
  • Shared Beat - Hygiene pack drive
  • Kohl's - $500 cash donation
  • StandUp For Kids volunteers & individual
    supporters - Over $12,000 worth of Gift-In-Kind
    and cash donations.

"Thank you StandUp For Kids Volunteers - you guys are the most fiercely dedicated, hard-working team anyone could ever hope for, and thank you to our youth - you're courage and tenacity inspires us all."

Janet Grigsby, Executive Director 2008-2012
StandUp For Kids - San Antonio



Upcoming Events

Discovery Meetings, a Question & Answer session for potential volunteers, will be conducted every 3rd Thursday @ 6pm at the Texas Air Systems offices at 1211 Arion Parkway, Suite 100. For more information, please contact



We are always in need of organizations willing to conduct food and hygiene drives for the items we hand out during street outreach. For info on how you can help, please contact Madison Mathews at 210.896.3780 or via email at

We are also in need of items for apartment support to help our youth in their quest toward independence. For more information on how you can help, please contact Melody Bentley at 830.446.2356 or via email at

Director Positions Available

StandUp For Kids - San Antonio is looking for strong leaders to fill several important positions to advance our mission to help homeless and at-risk youth.

If you are fiercely reliable, dedicated, accountable, have a passion for helping homeless and at-risk youth and have several hours a week to volunteer, please contact either Melody Bentley at 830.446.2356 or Madison Mathews at 210.896.3780.

We are in search of volunteers to fill the following positions:

Director of Outreach
Director of Fund Development
Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Director of Youth Drop In Night

Thank you to - The Kids of Paikea Productions -  for creating, producing and donating this extraordinary video in support of StandUp for Kids. You are amazingly talented young people and outstanding community leaders.

Texas Air Systems Supports StandUp For Kids-San Antonio

Thank you to Texas Air Systems for your generous cash donation and hygiene pack drive. The employees and managment have helped San Antonio's homeless and at-risk youth more than you will ever know. Thank you for your continuous and generous support of our mission over the past 2 years.


Thank you for your interest in helping the homeless and street kids, and at risk youth in our community.

If you’d like to receive information on how you can help or make a contribution to help us raise funds to open an outreach center, please contact Melody Bentley at 830.446.2356 or Madison Mathews at 210.896.3780.


Contact the chapter to see how you can help

Email us to find out how you can join our all volunteer program helping homeless kids improve their lives