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Empowerment Plan Coats for Central Ohio Homeless

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40 Coats Delivered!
January 17, 2017

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BENEFITING: The Empowerment Plan

Iris Coker

THE STORY:

Ohio winters can be brutal. This is especially true for those who are homeless. I recently discovered an incredible organization called the Empowerment Plan that has found one way to help make cold winters more bearable.

The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. A large part of that business is built on the manufacturing of special coats that are very warm, water resistant, and can be converted into a sleeping bag if needed. 

Each coat costs $100, My goal is rasie enough money to purchase at least 50 coats and cover the cost of shipping. These coats would be distributed to homeless men and women throughout Central Ohio. I'd love to reach the goal before the end of December so we can get the coats out before the weather really gets cold. 

The Empowerment Plan also hires single parents from local shelters and provide them with training and full-time employment as seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence. The individuals we hire manufacture a coat designed to meet the needs of those in the homeless community. The durable EMPWR Coat can transform into a sleeping bag at night or an over- the-shoulder bag when not in use. Since 2012, we have provided employment to 34 homeless individuals—all of whom have now secured permanent housing for themselves and their families —and distributed over 15,000 coats to those in need across the U.S. and Canada.

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To This Fundraiser

$9,510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jackie Clark

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    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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  • Rhonda Bolivar, Dennis, and Jordan

    $25

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    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $200

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    $100

  • Kumar Vivekanandam

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    $100

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    $50

  • Ryan Dombrowski

    $25

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    $25

  • Chris and Ashley Francis

    $50

  • Jennie Troendly & Mike Stone

    $50

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    $50

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  • Lauren Mc

    $100

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    $25

  • Jeff &Paula

    $100

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    $95

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    $100

  • The Roberto's and Fullen's

     

  • Matt Elliott & Kelly Mills

    $50

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    $100

  • Mike Settles

     

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    $15

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    $50

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  • Jason Turner

    $25

  • Abigail Kline Jacobs

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    $25

  • The Slobodien Family

    $100

  • Brian Phillips

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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  • The Funtjar/Jarvis Family

     

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  • The Jenkins Family

    $100

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  • Parker and Anthony

    $100

  • Amanda Williams

    $200

  • Amy Hamm

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  • Erin Notturniano and Kevin Worden

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  • Spangenberg & Gill Family

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  • Carol Martin

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  • Walter Family

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  • Marilyn Smith

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  • Because Christ loves us

    $500

  • Tom Sutherland

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  • Molly

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  • Lisa

    $100

  • Annonymous

    $50

  • CathyHoldrieth

    $100

  • Connie McCann

    $100

  • Denise L. Tumblin

    $250

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159% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $9,510 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Iris Coker

Amount Raised

$9,510

 

159% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pam Nye

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Dorese Doherty 3 weeks ago

Denise L. Tumblin

Denise L. Tumblin

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Connie McCann

Connie McCann

DONATION: $100

In memory of Mary Richards 3 months ago

CathyHoldrieth

CathyHoldrieth

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Annonymous

Annonymous

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Lisa

Lisa

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Molly

Molly

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Tom Sutherland

Tom Sutherland

DONATION: $50

I read the newspaper article and wanted to give. 3 months ago

Because Christ loves us

Because Christ loves us

DONATION: $500

3 months ago