Coat drives near Sacramento

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Sacramento

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 Sacramento 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.

Union Gospel Mission Sacramento
- Address: 400 Bannon Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

LSS of Northern California
- Address: 2450 Alhambra Blvd Ste 101, Sacramento, CA 95817

Yolo County Children's Alliance
- Address: 1200 Anna Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605

Peninsulators Inc.
- Address: 1164 National Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834

Next Move Homeless Services, Inc
- Address: 8001 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826

Instant Urgent Care
- Address: 8343 Folsom Blvd, #100, Sacramento, CA 95823

Break Free Global
- Address: 7000 Franklin Blvd, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95823

Elica Health Centers
- Address: 5735 Watt Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660

GRT Management
- Address: Gold Ridge 2929 Routier Rd, Sacramento, ca 95827

The Fulfill A Wish Project
- Address: 2605 Moretto Court, Sacramento, CA 95670

Therapeutic Language Clinic Coat Drive
- Address: 9813 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite B, Fair Oaks, Ca 95628

Emerson and DaVinci Junior High
- Address: 2121 Calaveras Ave, Davis California 95616

Roots Real Estate Group
- Address: 414 Vernon Street, suite 110, Roseville, Ca 95678

- Address: 1311 Bluegrass Place, Woodland, CA 95776

More Than A Mailbox
- Address: 1750 Prairie City Rd., #130, Folsom, CA 95630

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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