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Coats for the Homeless – Made by… Homeless Women

Back in May 2013 we reported about how Veronika Scott, a young design student, had come up with the brilliant idea of making coats that could turn into sleeping bags for homeless people of Detroit.

http://billionsrising.com/sleeping-bag-coat/

Now Veronika has taken her concept a step further, by employing homeless women to manufacture the coats themselves. The women are empowered and given a hand-up, allowing them to help themselves and their families while providing warmth for other homeless people

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The Empowerment Plan has become so popular and successful that many media outlets have reported the story, hopefully inspiring similar projects in other communities.

As stated in their mission statement:

We believe in giving second chances to those who want it, and providing warmth to those who need it.

To read more or donate to The Empowerment Plan:

http://www.empowermentplan.org/

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