Coat drives near Manchester

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Manchester

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 Manchester 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.

- Address: 340 Granite St Ste 100, Manchester, NH 03102

The Zoo Health Club
- Address: 377 South Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103

The Zoo Health Club
- Address: 64 Daniel Plummer Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045

The Zoo Health Club
- Address: 35 Manchester Road, Derry NH 03038

FatFace Outlet Merrimack
- Address: 80 Premium Outlets Boulevard Unit 725, Merrimack, NH 03054

Friends of Forgotten Children
- Address: 50 Storrs St # 479, Concord, NH 03301

LifeStance Nashua
- Address: 1 Main St, Nashua, NH 03064

- Address: 103 N State St, Concord, NH 03301

The Zoo Health Club
- Address: 270 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH 03301

Elements Massage
- Address: 273 Loudon Road, Suite 2, Concord, NH 03301

LifeStance Concord
- Address: 70 Commercial St, Suite 200, Concord, NH 03301

The Joint Chiropractic
- Address: 219 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

The Zoo Health Club
- Address: 4 Beehive Drive, Epping, NH 03042

Granite City Electric Methuen Coat Drive
- Address: 14 Aegean Drive, Methuen, MA 01844

The Wish Project
- Address: 166 Middlesex St, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

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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