Coat drives near Utica

Written by:
December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Utica

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 Utica 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.

J.Crew Fifth Avenue #540
- Address: 91 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10003

Banfi Wines at Hilltop Liquors
- Address: 2650 State Route 3, Fulton, NY 13068

One Life Project
- Address: 93 W Campbell Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306

Woman of Worth
- Address: 600 Franklin Street, Suite 101, Schenectady, NY 02305

Banfi Wines at Exit 9 Wine And Liquor Warehouse
- Address: 9 Halfmoon Crossing Blvd, Halfmoon, NY 12065

The Salvation Army -Binghamton
- Address: 131 Washington Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

Banfi Wines at Lake George Wine Outlet
- Address: 1476 State Route 9, Lake George, NY, 12845

Banfi Wines at Mohan's Wine & Liquor
- Address: 689 Upper Glen St, Queensbury, NY 12804

Banfi Wines at Mayones Wines & Liquors
- Address: 329 Glenmont Rd, Suite 17, Glenmont, NY, 12077

Banfi Wines at Save More Wine & Liquor
- Address: 50 North Greenbush Rd, Troy, NY 12180

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

Banfi Wines at Liquor Stop
- Address: 87 Quaker St, Suite 2, Granville, NY 12832

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

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

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Jaimie Etkin, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 395 metros.

Trending Now