Coat drives near Kokomo

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Kokomo

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 Kokomo 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.

Highland Middle School
- Address: 2108 E 200 N, Anderson, IN 46012

J.Crew Keystone #527
- Address: 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN, 46240

Dodson Legacy
- Address: 7531 Castleton Farms West Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46256

The Hamptons Academy
- Address: 3337 Falcon Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Crystal's Charitable Company
- Address: 3109 Kessler Blvd North Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Deborahs Place Inc
- Address: 2525 North Shadeland Avenue, Door #8, Indianapolis, Indiana 46236

Exodus Refugee Immigration
- Address: 2457 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Horizon House
- Address: 1033 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Advance America
- Address: 5217 E Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46237

Indiana Health Centers Inc. Michigan Street
- Address: 765 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601

St Margarets House
- Address: 117 N Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601

Susanna's Kitchen
- Address: 831 W. Marion St., Elkhart, IN 46516

The Salvation Army of Greater Elkhart
- Address: 300 North Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516

Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc
- Address: Po Box 1045, Michigan City, IN 46361

Sojourner Truth House
- Address: 410 W 13Th Ave, Gary, IN 46407

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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