Coat drives near Santa Rosa

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December 15, 2023

Coat drives near Santa Rosa

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 Santa Rosa 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.

CORRECTION Dec. 15: The original version of this article displayed coat drives for the wrong metro area due to a data error. It has since been corrected.

Eric Moore Compass Real Estate
- Address: 404 Mendocino Ave, 2nd Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Herbert Slater Middle School
- Address: 3500 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95405

Redwood Gospel Mission
- Address: 1821 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Rainbow Bridge Montessori School
- Address: 21 William Street, Cotati, CA 94931

Heather Lenehan
- Address: Realtor Coat Drive, 1829 Sandstone Drive, Petaluma, CA, 94954

LivXplore Real Estate & Lifestyle
- Address: 10 4th Street, Petaluma, CA, 94952

Petaluma People Services Center
- Address: 1500 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma, CA 94952

Conservation Corps North Bay
- Address: 11 Pimental Court, Novato, CA 94949

W Real Estate
- Address: 129 N Cloverdale Blvd #2., Cloverdale, CA 95425

Enlarge My Territory
- Address: 2555 Flosden Rd Spc 100, American Canyon, CA 94503

Calvary Community Church
- Address: 585 Mini Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589

Security Public Storage
- Address: 4360 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA 94589

Strong Tower Church
- Address: 545 Couch St, Vallejo, CA 94590

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
- Address: 1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley- Bloom Program
- Address: 1557 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

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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