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EMPOWERMENT PLAN via Crowdrise
December 20, 2012

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THE STORY:

 

Over 20,000 homeless Detroiters bear the frigid Michigan winter each day and each night. That means 1 in every 42 people in the city don't have access to a basic necessity: warmth. Unfortunately many local good-intentioned organizations are overwhelmed and under-funded, and ultimately are not able to accommodate the staggering number of homeless men, women and children living in the cold.

The Empowerment Plan employs and trains homeless mothers to manufacture a garment that serves as both a coat and a sleeping bag. This garment is self-heated and water resistant and transforms from a coat into a sleeping bag with a simple pull of a piece of fabric. These coats are then distributed back to the homeless individuals within their city at no cost. Through training and steady employment these women are able to elevate themselves from the cycle of poverty. Within the first few months of working with the program, we actively help these women and their families move off the streets by finding them secure, furnished housing. These women have empowered themselves with the confidence and skills necessary for a more sustainable, financially stable and healthier life.

The Plan is unlike the typical nonprofit model because not only do we run and function like a garment business, we allow our employees empower themselves through learning and effectively utilizing a trade skill. 

The Team: $10 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $10

5 years ago