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Coats for the Homeless

During Lent, Christ United in Dewitt is collecting donations to procure coats from The Empowerment Plan. The coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors, and other materials provided by generous donors. It costs $100 to sponsor a coat, which covers the cost of labor, materials, and overhead expenses, plus $15 for shipping. The coats will be distributed though Homeless Angels.

The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. They hire single parents from local shelters and provide them with training and full-time employment as seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence.

In you or your congregation would like to participate in this donation during Lent, please contact Rick Houghton at Christ United in Dewitt. 

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan, visit their website.

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