Coat drives near White Plains

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near White Plains

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 White Plains 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 Westchester #560
- Address: 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10601

Family Beehive
- Address: P.O. Box 61, White Plains, NY 10602

Teens Under Construction
- Address: 65 Court Street,Suite 4, White Plains, NY 10601

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
- Address: 711 Westchester Avenue, Suite # 403, White Plains, NY 10604

Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.
- Address: 32 Manhattan Ave, White Plains, NY 10607

(914) Cares
- Address: 901 N Broadway, N. White Plains, NY 10603

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

J.Crew Greenwich #595
- Address: 126 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06830

Todd Snyder Greenwich
- Address: 321 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

The Legacy of Agape Love Ministry Services
- Address: 243 Edwards Place, Yonkers, NY 10703

NYCPS P4Q @179
- Address: 1001 Second Avenue #14, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

NYCPS P4Q @179
- Address: 1001 Second Avenue #14, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Joe's Angels Inc
- Address: 47 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701

- Address: 14 Relay, Stamford, CT 06901

Hint On Love Inc.
- Address: 3467 Eastchester Rd, 3E, Bronx, NY 10469

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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