Coat drives near Barnstable Town

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Barnstable Town

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 Barnstable Town 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 Cape Cod #574
- Address: 769 Lyannough Road Space N155, Hyannis, MA, 02601

FatFace Falmouth
- Address: 245 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club
- Address: Po Box 654, 44 Robinson Rd, Edgartown, MA 02539

- Address: 1 Titleist Dr, Acushnet, MA 02743

Granite City Electric Plymouth Coat Drive
- Address: 3 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360

Banfi Wines at Barry's Fine Wine & Spirits
- Address: 573 Mill St, New Bedford, MA 02740

FatFace Chatham
- Address: 470 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633

Granite City Electric Brockton Coat Drive
- Address: 22 Station Ave, Brockton, MA 02302

J.Crew Derby Street #721
- Address: 94 Derby Street #257, Hingham, MA, 02043

Coldwell Banker Realty
- Address: 1 Stagecoach Way, Cohasset, MA 02025

G Metz Moving
- Address: 50 Industrial Court, Seekonk, Ma 02771

FatFace Newport
- Address: 172 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840

St. Vincent de Paul - Boston
- Address: 18 Canton St, Stoughton, MA 02072

Sunrise Senior Living of Braintree
- Address: 618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184

Granite City Electric Pawtucket Coat Drive
- Address: 690 Narragansett Park Drive, Pawtucket, RI 02861

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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