The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless community. The organization hires homeless parents from local shelters to become full-time seamstresses so they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and gain back their independence for themselves and for their families.
The individuals that The Empowerment Plan hires are trained to manufacture a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag at night, and a bag when not in use. The coats are distributed to homeless people living on the streets at no cost to them through partnerships established with outreach organizations in communities around the nation.
March 19, 2016, 9:00AM – Noon
Event Location: The Empowerment Plan, 1401 Vermont Street, Detroit, MI, 48216 | Map
Event Description: Volunteers will be packing coats for shipping and helping prep material for upcoming production. Volunteers will also be helping with spring cleaning for the building, both inside and out.
Parking & Entrance: Parking lot but limited space (carpooling recommended); off-street parking available. Please enter through front entrance.