Coat drives near Wheeling

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December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Wheeling

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 Wheeling 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.

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center
- Address: 125 18Th St, Wheeling, WV 26003

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center
- Address: 125 18th St, Wheeling, WV 26003

The Salvation Army - Washington PA
- Address: 60 E Maiden St, Washington, PA 15301

The Church of God of Eastliverpool Ohio
- Address: 431 Grant St, East Liverpool, OH 43920

West End P.O.W.E.R.
- Address: 1015 Tweed Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15204

Unity Recovery
- Address: 801 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Family Foundations Early Head Start
- Address: 1300 Brighton Road, Floor 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1630

Nadiyah Collins
- Address: 3513 Fleming Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Foundation of HOPE
- Address: 112 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Franklin Center of Beaver County
- Address: 524 Franklin Ave, Aliquippa, PA 15001

Lion Of Judah Enterprises
- Address: 513 Protectory Pl Apt 203, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Womanspace East, Inc.
- Address: 2000 5Th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Communities in Schools of Allegheny County
- Address: 3840 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.
- Address: 2934 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Minadeo Elementary
- Address: 6502 Lilac St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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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