Hoarding of Denim Continues for Charity

Last week, I wrote about a professional organizer in Washington, DC who happened to also be a hoarder – a hoarder of denim.  I’ve been collecting denim for Habitat for Humanity since April.  I wanted to share this update with you.  As of May 17, 2010, I’ve collected 376 pairs of jeans.  In my last post, I mentioned my goal is to collect 5oo pairs total.  It takes 500 pairs to insulate one entire Habitat Home.

If you live in the Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Montgomery County or Prince Georges County in Maryland and you have jeans to donate, please leave a comment below.  I’ll make arrangements to pick up the jeans or provide you my postal address for delivery or mail. You can also drop off jeans before May 23 at Vastu located at 1829 14th ST NW, Washington, DC.

Thanks for supporting this worth while adventure.

Special thanks to Steve Oatmeyer, a friend and talented graphic artist who created the denim graphic for this Declutter Your Denim Drive.


Scott Roewer is founder of DeClutterYou.com and SolutionsbyScott.com, a professional organization company devoted to teaching residential and business clients throughout the Washington, DC metro area, how to create and maintain organization systems, master their time management skills, and dramatically increase their productivity.

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6 Responses to “Hoarding of Denim Continues for Charity”

  1. Andrea Says:

    I have about a dozen pairs of jeans I’d like to donate. I can bring them to the Gaithersburg Habitat for Humanity store or arrange to get them to you for your “official” count. Which do you prefer? I live a few miles from Gaithersburg in Montgomery County. I’ve been searching for a place to donate my denim!! I’d be happy to spread the news to my friends so they can get into the action.

  2. Marilyn Says:

    Happy birthday in a few days!! I hope it is your very best birthday ever.

    Congratulations on collecting so many jeans. I have made 9 large jean quilts for my family and when I was done I gave away all of the extra jeans to other quilters. I can’t help with keeping a house warm, but people who snuggle under the quilts will be warm.

    CONGRATULATIONS on being awarded Professional Organizer of the year!! Nice to know ya.

  3. Ru Says:

    Hi!
    I just stumbled across your very worthy effort, and I have at least 10 pair of my own, but I thought I’d also put out a call to my prayer group. If I come up with a worthwhile quantity, would it be convenient for you to pick up? I’m in VA, pretty close to Chain Bridge.

  4. DeClutterYou Says:

    Hello Ru –
    We wrapped up the denim collection in August because Habitat finished their drive on August 22nd. I collected 657 pairs of jeans total. You might contact the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store of Montgomery County to see if they’ll continue to take the jeans. I’ll be posting a video story about the donation day here on the blog as soon as the video is edited.

    Regards – Scott

  5. Elaine Jenks Says:

    I have 2 bags of denim that I would like to drop off at Habitat Re-Store in Waldorf MD. How can I do this?

  6. DeClutterYou Says:

    Hello Elaine –

    I’m doubtful Habitat ReStore is collecting denim. This project for 2010 was based at the Montgomery County location and ended on August 22nd. You might call them to see if they will take your denim now for a 2011 collection.
    Another great option is Clothes4Soles.org. They only accept donation of denim and jackets. They’re a partner organization to one of my favorite charities, Soles4Souls.org. I hope that helps.
    Scott