Denim Drive 2009 043Working in partnership with Amicus Green Building Center, Bethesda Green was a drop-off point for the Habitat for Humanity Denim Collection drive over the past couple of months.  Old jeans are shredded and used to make insulation in homes constructed by Habitat for Humanity.

The drive ends Monday June 15.  Last year, the Amicus team collected enough denim to make 75,000 square feet of insulation for use in about 85 Habitat homes in the recovering Gulf Coast.  The goal this year is to set a new record.  We’ll let you know the result when we get the final tally.

Thanks to all who dropped off old jeans, in particular Walt Whitman High School students Dana Max, Claire Silverstein, and Sara Allen (pictured), along with teacher Kelly Garton, who delivered more than half the total haul of jeans collected at Bethesda Green (estimated 250 pairs of jeans).