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Leslie Shelton's Fundraiser:

The empowerment coats for the homeless

BENEFITING: The Empowerment Plan

Leslie Shelton

THE STORY:

I am soliciting donations to go to the Empowerment Plan program to help provide warm coats that convert into a sleeping bags for the homeless in Cheyenne WY. Each coat cost approx. 100.00 to make between materials and labor. These coats-would assist our homeless to stay warm during the harsh cold and snow filled winter months. This means less deaths due to hypothermia. Many of our homeless are veterans. Let's give back and protect those who have given everything to protect us at one point. I ask for any size donation to assist us in reaching our goal of 5000.00 as this would provide 50 of these warm and unique coats that convert into warm sleeping bags. If we exceed our goal that's even better. The EMPWR coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors, and other materials provided by generous donors. It costs $100 to sponsor a coat, which covers the cost of labor, materials, and overhead expenses. Sponsor a coat to be given to someone in need by making a donation Here is the message I received from my inquiry to the Empowerment program for the homeless. Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for contacting us about our coats, and for your heart for the homeless! We would be delighted to help you acquire coats to hand out in your community. We do have a suggested donation of $100 per coat, which covers manufacturing costs and paying our seamstresses a living wage to support their families. The coat is very heavy duty, intended to last for many seasons. Can you please send me the number of coats you would be interested in and your mailing address so that we can provide you with a shipping estimate before working with you if you would like to process your donation? Thank you for reaching out, we look forward to hearing from you! Best, The Empowerment Plan 1401 Vermont St. Detroit, MI 48216 empowermentplan.org

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