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Students donate 151 pairs of jeans to homeless

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -

The recent loss of a classmate spurred West Michigan middle school students to do some good.

The death of Forest Hills Central Middle School student Quiniece Henry prompted a donation drive that netted 151 pairs of jeans.

The clothing will be donated to the homeless in honor of the 13-year-old, who died last month from Burkitt lymphoma, a fast growing non-Hodgkins cancer. Quiniece was diagnosed with it just one week earlier.

The Girl Scout troop at the school teamed up with the student council to organize a Jeans for Teens drive. Jeans collected at the school were taken to an Aeropostale store on Friday.

They'll be donated to various Grand Rapids-area homeless shelters.

The Grand Rapids Press says the 151 pairs of jeans were collected in three days.

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