Coat drives near Auburn

Published 7:13 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

Coat drives near Auburn

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 Auburn 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.

Destinasion Divas
– Address: 952 Law Dr, Auburn, AL 36830

New Horizons Behavioral Health
– Address: 2100 Comer Ave, Columbus, GA 31907

Apple Moving
– Address: 4949 Schatulga Rd, Columbus, GA 31907

Bloom Our Youth
– Address: 150 Marquis Dr, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Adell Foundation
– Address: 75 Rome Street, Temple, GA 30179

Beyond The Walls Community Outreach
– Address: 436 Daventry Circle, Calera, AL 35040

Blessings Working Together
– Address: Please Email Or Call., Douglasville, GA 30135

Mission on the Move Ministries Inc
– Address: 3945 Yeager Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135

Rainey Day Fund

– Address: 3548 Pine Grove Drive, Douglasville, GA 30135

Dare to Empower, Inc.
– Address: 520 Family Cir, Jonesboro, GA 30238

Eugene and Scilla Rice Ministries
– Address: Po Box 490875, Atlanta, GA 30349

Positive Transition Services, Inc.
– Address: 3645 Marketplace Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30344

Barge Design
– Address: Grandview I, 3535 Grandview Parkway, suite 500, Birmingham, AL 35243

Restoration Community Ministries
– Address: 3057 Walt Stephen’S Rd, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Rainey Day Fund
– Address: 601 Columns Dr, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Jaimie Etkin, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 395 metros.