Coat drives near Raleigh

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Raleigh

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 Raleigh 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.

With Love From Jesus Ministries
- Address: Po Box 37713, Raleigh, NC 27627

AventWest Children's Mentoring
- Address: P.O. Box 33253, Raleigh, NC 27636

AventWest Children's Mentoring
- Address: 4900 Kaplan Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

AventWest Children's Mentoring Program
- Address: 4900 Kaplan Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

J.Crew Crabtree Valley #531
- Address: 4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27612

New Beginnings 4 U Inc.
- Address: 3905 Summer Pl, Raleigh, NC 27604

Impact NC
- Address: 5916 Rivercliff Court, Raleigh, NC 27610

Church of the Living God Outreach Ministries
- Address: 27 Chesterfield Ct, Clayton, NC 27520

The Help Center NC
- Address: Po Box 882, Wake Forest, NC 27588

Durham Rescue Mission
- Address: Po Box 11858, Durham, NC 27703

J.Crew Streets at Southpoint #646
- Address: 6910 Fayetteville Road Space 155, Durham, NC, 27713

Ignite Global Ministries
- Address: Po Box 608, Durham, NC 27702

Open Table Ministry
- Address: 215 N Church St, Durham, NC 27701

The Elite Dollz of Faith
- Address: 1505 Duke University Rd Apt 3A, Durham, NC 27701

The Elite Dollz of Faith Inc
- Address: 1505 Duke University Rd, Durham, NC 27701

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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