Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.”

Sound   Listen to the stories of those in need.


Mini FamilyFamilies with children make up 35% of the US homeless population¹. 

“I have two children, we are currently in a homeless shelter…” Hear mom’s request



Mini Child

One in five children is living in poverty².

“Today, it is freezing and we have students coming to school in tee shirts…”  Hear this teacher’s plea.



Mini Homeless 2.jpg3.5 million people experience homelessness each year ²·¹.

“I am so grateful for the help I received…” Hear her story.


Mini Senior

15% of seniors live in poverty ²·².

“Our residents have to share coats, can you help…” Hear this worker’s request.


¹ America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness. American Institutes for Research & The National Center on Family Homelessness. 2014.

² – ²·² Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015. United States Census Bureau. September 2016.