Coat drives near Trenton

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Trenton

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 Trenton 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.

The Partnerships for America (NJ)
- Address: 247 East Front Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Catholic Charities - Trenton NJ
- Address: 383 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08618

Paul Robeson Charter School
- Address: 643 Indiana Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

Restoring Hearts Ministries of Trenton
- Address: 30 Iowana Ave., Ewing, NJ 09638

Capitol County Children's Collaborative
- Address: 3535 Quakerbridge Rd, Suite 800, Hamilton NJ 05619

Capitol County Children's Collaborative
- Address: 3535 Quakerbridge Rd, Suite 800, Hamilton, NJ 08619

MJH Caring Hands Foundation
- Address: 668 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067

ECI Comfort
- Address: 1115 W Gillam Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

J.Crew Princeton #645
- Address: 1 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ, 08542

- Address: 105 MORGAN LANE, PLAINSBORO, NJ 08536

Mercy Truck
- Address: 2990 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Rise - A Community Service Partnership
- Address: 219 Franklin St, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Bahama Breeze
- Address: 2000 Route 38, Suite 1170, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

The R.E.I.D. Foundation
- Address: 9150 Marshall St Suite 11, Philadelphia, PA 19114

American Paradigm Schools
- Address: 8101 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19078

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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