Coat drives near Atlanta

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Atlanta

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 Atlanta 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.

Gateway Center
- Address: 275 Pryor St Sw, Atlanta, GA 30303

Hot 2100 Radio
- Address: 34 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Children's Museum of Atlanta
- Address: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Midtown Assistance Center
- Address: 613 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

J.Crew Ponce City Market #819
- Address: 675 Ponce De Leon NE Space #W112, Atlanta, GA, 30308

Todd Snyder Buckhead
- Address: 272 Buckhead Avenue NE Space C-312, Atlanta, GA, 30305

Kera's Helping Hands
- Address: 542 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316

CHRIS 180, Inc.
- Address: 1030 Fayetteville Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

J.Crew Lenox Square #519
- Address: 3393 Peachtree Road NE Space 3080 Plaza Level, Atlanta, GA, 30326

Lift Up Atlanta
- Address: 3391 N Druid Hills Rd, Decatur, GA 30030

Keep Showing Love Corporation
- Address: 2944 Ember Drive, Decatur, GA 30034

Keep Showing Love Corporation
- Address: 2944 Ember Drive, Decatur, Ga 30034

Positive Transition Services, Inc.
- Address: 3645 Marketplace Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30344

Muslimaz N Tha Streetz
- Address: 751 N Indian Creek Dr # 341, Clarkston, GA 30021

Julia Hands Of Love
- Address: 1701 Wild Cir, Clarkston, GA 30021

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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