Coat drives near Newark

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Newark

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 Newark 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.

Nysha Marquez's Coat Drive
- Address: 400 Irvine Turner Blvd, Newark, NJ 07108

Operation Pathways New Center City & New Irvine Turner
- Address: 400 Irvine Turner Blvd., Newark, NJ 07108

South Orange Dental Center
- Address: 481 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079

More Than Bread Ministry
- Address: 747 S 13Th St, Newark, NJ 07103

St. Paul Sounds of Praise Pentecostal Fellowship Ministries Church
- Address: 587-93 18Th Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103

Thrive academy
- Address: 229 18th st., Newark, nj 07204

Taking It To The Streets OutReach Ministry of First Zion Hill Baptist Church
- Address: 15 Leslie St, Newark, NJ 07108

East Orange Department of Health & Human Services
- Address: 143 New St, East Orange, NJ 07017

Augusta Street Education & Family Life Center
- Address: 35 Augusta St, Irvington, NJ 07111

Get Buzy Foundation Corp
- Address: 81 Beech St, East Orange, NJ 07018

Bessie Mae Women & Family Health Center
- Address: 220 S Harrison St, East Orange, NJ 07018

New Jersey Reentry Corporation
- Address: 195 Campus Dr, Kearny, NJ 07032

J.Crew Riverside #553
- Address: One Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

BITE - Black Interest Team Enterprise
- Address: 72 Astor Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07304

John Randy Foundation
- Address: Please call or email, Bayonne, NJ 07002

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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