Coronis Health worked with The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness. Employees from Coronis Health and its subsidiaries were joined in this fundraising effort by the generous contributions from clients and vendors. Together, the group was able to raise funds to purchase over 600 coats for the homeless to be distributed nationwide.
This year we want to do it again.
Coronis Health is proud to provide over 300 coats to local recipient organizations such as the Jackson Interfaith Shelter, Region 2 Area on Aging, Volunteers of America, Community Action Agency, and Do’chas.
The Empowerment Plan hires single parents from local shelters and provides them with training and full-time employment as seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and regain their independence. The individuals they hire manufacture a coat designed to meet the needs of those in the homeless community. The durable EMPWR Coat can transform into a sleeping bag at night or an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. It costs $150 and takes 1.25 hours to make a sleeping bag coat. Thus far, coats have been distributed to all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces.