The Empowerment Plan: Detroit Nonprofit Hires Homeless To Make Combination Coat/Sleeping Bags

I have to reblog this one! Here is a bit of background on The Empowerment Plan in Detroit:

“Veronika Scott simply wanted to get an “A” on her product design project. And she did — with an idea that has changed her life and those of countless others. Now, the coat she created that can transform into a sleeping bag is providing warmth to homeless people and jobs for many who used to be so themselves.” ♥

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Coats for the Homeless Tackles Two Problems

Detroit Nonprofit Hires Homeless to Make Coats/sleeping Bags

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press

Veronika Scott simply wanted to get an “A” on her product design project. And she did — with an idea that has changed her life and those of countless others. Now, the coat she created that can transform into a sleeping bag is providing warmth to homeless people and jobs for many who used to be so themselves.

Scott, 25, built a nonprofit, the Empowerment Plan, which employs and trains homeless single parents to manufacture the coats that were her project for a class at Detroit’sCollege for Creative Studies four years ago. She believed the coat could help the city’s sizable homeless population during the brutal winters.

“If I get stuck out in the cold, I can stay warm,” said Timothy Harrington, 34, who…

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