Coat drives near Salisbury

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Salisbury

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 Salisbury 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.

Just a Hand Up Community Navigation Association
- Address: 12603 Nat Turner, Bridgeville, DE 19933

- Address: 12747 Old Bridge Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842

Harvest Tide Steakhouse
- Address: Second Floor, 98 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

ReunionXClothing & in Memory of Ray Eleazar @PCAH Poshmark seller
- Address: 9 e Bullrush Drive, Milford, DE 19963

The 302 Movement, Inc.
- Address: 241 Rockwood Blvd, Felton, DE 19943

1725 Jamieson Avenue
- Address: Alexandria, 22314 VA (Club Pilates)

Ruth M. Kirk Recreation and Learning Center
- Address: 201 Love Point Road, Stevensville, MD 21666

FatFace Annapolis
- Address: 161 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Stahley Thompson Homes of TTR Sotheby's
- Address: 209 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Northern Neck Chevrolet
- Address: 18175 Kings Hwy, Montross, VA 22520

Iglesia Pentecostes Lirio De Los Valles
- Address: 7211 Havre Turn, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Helping Hands of America Inc.
- Address: 21 Magothy Bridge Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

Tri-County Youth Service Bureau
- Address: 75 Industrial Park Dr, Waldorf, MD 20602

The R.O.A.R. (Revelations Of All Resources)
- Address: 8803 Police Plz, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Acclaim At Lake Largo Leasing Center
- Address: 520 Largo Center Drive, Largo, Maryland 20774

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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