November 18, 2014
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 now nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra” (U.S. Census data September 2011 and Hypothermia, University of Maryland Medical Center)
One Warm Coat is an organization that started with a weekend coat drive in San Francisco and has grown leaps and bounds to become a national nonprofit, collecting coats for those in need across the country. Since 1992, they’ve given away close to 4 million coats!