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Give your old jeans to a good cause, and get $25 off a new pair at Bebe. Photo: Bebe.com

You've heard of winter coat drives for kids and donating work-appropriate attire to organizations such as Dress for Success. And after Haiti was devastated by an earthquake earlier this year, shoe drives were started all across the globe.

Now, ­ Clothes4Souls wants your denim.

The newly formed apparel division of Soles4Souls, an international shoe charity, is launching its first national campaign at all Bebe retail stores in the United States.

Starting today (July 15), you can donate your gently worn jeans at Bebe stores, and they will be distributed by Clothes4Souls to those in need around the world.

With your donation, you'll receive $25 off a new pair of jeans selected from Bebe's Fall 2010 denim collection -- one per customer. A $10 cash donation will also get you the $25 off.

"If there is one thing we've learned through the years at Soles4Souls [it's] that women have an abundance of shoes and clothes," says Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Soles4Souls.

"This campaign creates an opportunity for women to turn shopping into a giving experience, and they are changing lives at the same time."

Visit Clothes4Souls.org for more information.

Come on, we know you have a few extra jeans in your closet. A new survey shows the average woman owns seven pairs.