Coat drives near Sherman

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Sherman

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 Sherman 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.

Samaritan Inn - TX
- Address: 1514 N Mcdonald Street, Mckinney, TX 75071

Amanda Long Real Estate | Compas
- Address: 560 Darian Drive, Prosper, TX 75078

Frisco Threads
- Address: 7159 Hickory Street, Frisco, TX 75034

Dorcas Heart
- Address: 800 Bentwater Dr, Allen, TX 75002

Our Daily Bread
- Address: 909 N. Loop 288, Denton, TX 76209

J.Crew Legacy West #826
- Address: 7600 Windrose Suite G100, Plano, TX, 75024

Guyer High School Student Council
- Address: 7501 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76210

Network of Community Ministries
- Address: 1500 International Pkwy Ste 300, Richardson, TX 75081

BENDT Distilling Co.
- Address: 225 S. Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057

Felix Construction
- Address: 403 International Pkwy, Ste 500, Richardson, TX 75081

Partnership with Native Americans
- Address: 16415 Addison Rd Ste 200, Addison, TX 75001

Metrocrest Services
- Address: 1145 N. Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75006

- Address: 12801 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1050, Dallas, TX 75243

Cotopaxi Galleria Dallas
- Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Suite 2484, Dallas, TX 75240

Jacqueline Kennedy Coats for Kids
- Address: 2450 Lakeside Pkwy Ste 150, Flower Mound, TX 75022

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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