Coat drives near Ann Arbor

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Ann Arbor

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 Ann Arbor 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.

Moosejaw Ann Arbor
- Address: 327 S Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

J.Crew Ann Arbor #566
- Address: 242 Briarwood Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

SOS Community Services
- Address: 101 S. Huron St & 114 N. River St {48198}, YPSILANTI, MI 48197

Radhika Shukla's Coat Drive
- Address: 1972 Steeplechase rd,, Canton, Mi 48188

Provision Living at Canton
- Address: 49825 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187

- Address: 3306 Isabelle Street, Inkster, MI 48141-2112

- Address: 3306 Isabelle St, Inkster, MI 48141

Womack Temple CME Church
- Address: 28445 Cherry Street, Inkster, MI 48127

Worship Outreach Development Center
- Address: 26441 Ballantrae Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48331

KBK Relief Foundation
- Address: 23508 Bonair St, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Communities in Schools of Michigan
- Address: 420 North Elizabeth Street, Dearborn, MI 48128

Champion Education Network
- Address: 13600 Virgil St, Detroit, Mi 48223

Akwa Ibom State Association Michigan Chapter (AKISAN- Metro Detroit)
- Address: 32523 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Enriching Young Minds
- Address: 8203 Fielding, Detroit, MI 48228

Detroit Leadership Academy
- Address: 5845 Auburn St., Detroit, MI 48228

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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