Coat drives near Miami

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Miami

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 Miami 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.

J.Crew Lincoln Road #749
- Address: 726-728 Lincoln Road, Miami, FL, 33139

J.Crew Village at Merrick Park #781
- Address: 350 San Lorenzo Avenue Space #2205, Coral Gables, FL, 33146

Church World Service
- Address: 1924 NW 84 Ave, Miami, FL 33126

Church World Service
- Address: 1924 NW 84 Ave, Miami, FL 33126

Todd Snyder Bal Harbour Shops
- Address: 9700 Collins Avenue Space 215, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Citizens Alliance of Goulds
- Address: 11261 Sw 220Th St, Miami, FL 33170

Farm Share Homestead
- Address: 14125 Sw 320Th St, Homestead, FL 33033

Farm Share Oakland Park
- Address: 1201 Ne 38Th St Ste C, Oakland Park, FL 33334

- Address: Boca Center Tower 1, 5200 Town Center Circle, Suite 200, Boca Raton, FL 33486

J.Crew Boca Town Center #541
- Address: 6000 Glades Road Suite 1139, Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County
- Address: 345 S Congress Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33445

The Salvation Army - Palm Beach County
- Address: 2100 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Fort Myers Rescue Mission
- Address: 6900 Mission Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33916

RCMA South Highlands CDC
- Address: 135 Curve St, Lake Placid, FL 33852

Kiwanis Club of North Port, Inc.
- Address: P. O. Box 7222, North Port, FL 34291

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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