Coat drives near Burlington

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Burlington

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 Burlington 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.

FatFace Burlington
- Address: 106 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Wood's CRW Corporation
- Address: 795 Marshall Ave., Williston, VT 05495

Banfi Wines at Dame's Wine & Liquor
- Address: 457 State Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

FatFace Hanover
- Address: 23 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755

J.Crew Dartmouth #787
- Address: 20 South Main Street, Hanover, NH, 03755

Welcome Hall Mission
- Address: 606 De Courcelle Street, Montreal, QC H4C 3L5

Upper Valley Haven
- Address: 713 Hartford Ave, White River Junction, VT 05001

AHEAD: Affordable Housing Education and Development
- Address: 262 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561

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

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

Cotopaxi Settlers Green
- Address: 2 Common Court Unit A18, North Conway, NH 03860

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

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

LifeStance Concord
- Address: 70 Commercial St, Suite 200, Concord, NH 03301

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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