Coat drives near Modesto

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Modesto

For the first time since 2010, the poverty rate in America shot up dramatically in 2022, according to data from the Census Bureau. That means more Americans can't afford basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, and utilities than has been the case in more than a decade.

But the situation isn't just affecting Americans living in poverty. United Way uses the term ALICE to refer to the increasing number of people who are asset-limited, income-constrained, and employed but are still not able to afford their basic needs. In 2021, 13% of Americans earned below the federal poverty level but many more, 29%, fell under the ALICE umbrella, according to the grassroots movement United for ALICE.

A study published in August 2022 from Brandeis University found that more than 75% of low-income families working full-time cannot cover the cost of basic needs. What's more, fewer than 1 in 5 low-income Hispanic and Black families in particular are able to afford the costs of a household budget. "Full-time work alone isn't enough to cover the everyday essentials most families need to support themselves," the study's lead author, Pamela Joshi, who holds a doctorate in social policy, said in a statement.

If you're looking for ways to help, particularly as the temperatures drop and the holidays approach, consider cleaning out your closet and donating a coat to those in need. To help point you in the right direction, Stacker compiled a list of coat drives near Modesto using data from One Warm Coat, a nonprofit that provides free coats to children and adults in need across America. Since 1992, they've given out more than 7.85 million coats.

"This is one very small way to take a step forward and do something very tangible," One Warm Coat CEO Beth Amodio told USA Today in October 2023. "It's impossible to change the world. But it is possible to change one person's experience, one person at a time."

Read on to find out where you can contribute.

Intero Real Estate Services of Tracy
- Address: 118 E. 11th Street, Tracy, CA 95376

Tracy Interfaith Ministries
- Address: 311 W Grant Line Rd, Tracy, CA 95376

Instant Urgent Care
- Address: 1833 W 11th Street, Tracy, CA 95376

- Address: 821 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202

WFG National Title
- Address: 2800 West March Lane #310, Stockton, CA 95219

Dudum Real Estate Group
- Address: 60 Eagle Rock Way, Brentwood, CA 94513

California Water Service
- Address: 195 South N St, Livermore, CA 94550

LARPD ESS & Michell Coat Drive
- Address: 1001 Elaine Ave, Livermore, CA 94550

Tri Valley Evening Rotary
- Address: 572 Rhea Ln, Livermore, CA 94550

The Rock of Brentwood
- Address: 1770 Adams Ln, Brentwood, CA 94513

WFG National Title
- Address: 2530 Sand Creek Rd. #B4, Brentwood, CA 94513

The National Food Lab - Tasteocracy
- Address: 3168 Constitution Drive, Suite 200, Livermore, CA 94551

Realty One Group Elite
- Address: 2510 Sand Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513

WFG National Title
- Address: 30 W Neal St. #100, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Instant Urgent Care
- Address: 4400 Tassajara Rd #C, Dublin, CA 94568

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Jaimie Etkin, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 395 metros.

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