Coat drives near Poughkeepsie

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Poughkeepsie

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 Poughkeepsie 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.

Banfi Wines at Viscount
- Address: 1173 Rt 9, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590,

Faith Family Church
- Address: 313 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550

One Accord Christian Church
- Address: 88 Lake St Ste 3, Newburgh, NY 12550

FAMILY of Woodstock
- Address: 166 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

The Guidance Center of Westchester
- Address: 980 Pemart Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566

Reino Unido
- Address: 102 Larson Dr, Danbury, CT 06810

Passing the Blessings
- Address: 23 Jordan Ln, Middletown, NY 10940

Westbrook Nature School
- Address: 7 Long Ridge Road, West Redding, CT 06896

Banfi Wines at The Wine Cellar
- Address: 212 W Bridge St, Catskill, NY 12414

Fallsburg Central School District
- Address: 115 Brickman Road, Fallsburg, NY 12733

Ridgefield Vintage & Coffee
- Address: 346 Ethan Allen HWY, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Banfi Wines at Congers Wine
- Address: 47 lake road, congers, ny 10920

Shalom International Outreach Ministries Inc.
- Address: 24 Cold Spring Rd, Monticello, NY 12701

YIT Foundation
- Address: Po Box 1452, Monticello, NY 12701

Brightview Tarrytown
- Address: 581 Old White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591

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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