Helping the Homeless Community: the EMPWR Coat

Detroit-based non-profit Empowerment Plan is an organization with a goal to end cycles of homelessness in families—permanently—by offering parents living with their kids in shelters full-time employment. Not just creating jobs, the initiative offers training, and they even make a product that further aids the homeless community. The EMPWR Coat doubles as a sleeping bag—keeping those spending nights outdoors warm during the colder months. Since the organization’s inception four years ago, they have distributed some 15,000 coats. Read more about this inspiring initiative at designboom.