Recipient: Relevant Hope
When Relevant Hope asked us to help fund a pilot program that would provide innovative winter coats to local homeless folks, we jumped at the chance. The coats double as sleeping bags, and are the brainchild of The Empowerment Plan, an organization based in Detroit that aids the homeless in their area. As a result of our grant, 22 coats were purchased from them, and distributed here just in time for that nasty cold snap in November. And with another harsh winter looming, the coats will be invaluable to those lucky enough to receive them. Here’s some more news coverage on the results. They may raise additional funds to expand the program and purchase more coats, so please follow them on Facebook to stay tuned!