The Empowerment Plan is not just helping the homeless get warm coats for the holiday, but is also employing them, enabling them to earn incomes and restart their lives.
Scott said this winter the organization plans to make about 3,000 coats.
“They can do anything,” Scott said of the women from local shelters that work for the group. “Their ambition is limitless because they’re doing it, not just for themselves, but their family.”
“This is the first time I’ve ever felt like I belonged,” Sheronda, one of the 13 Empowerment Plan seamstresses told TODAY.
The TODAY Show teamed up with Walmart to treat the ladies and their families to everything they need for their new apartments and homes.
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Source: The Grio