Teens raise money for foster family needs | News
BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two teenagers from the Midcoast are joining forces to help foster and adoptive families provide basic necessities for their children.
They are calling it "Teens For Jeans." It's a benefit concert for The Clothing Garage, an organization that provides basic necessities like clothing, shoes, and personal care items for foster and adoptive families. Seventeen year-old Meilin Brodeur got involved with the organization through her church and teamed up with eighteen year-old Emily Fox to put on the concert. Clothing Garage co-founder Tammy Cutchen says this kind of community support makes it possible to care for children with nowhere else to go.
"When I see these kids being able to give of themselves for people that don't maybe have the same resources that they have, it just makes my heart really happy" Cutchen said.
The concert will be held Friday May 25th at Mt Ararat Commons from 7-10 p.m. For kids and teens age 20 and younger. Parents are also allowed to attend. Tickets are $10, and $8 if you donate an item of clothing.