March 28, 2012

The Empowerment Plan

Projects like this make my heart very big. Beautiful.

The Empowerment Plan is a humanitarian project based in the city of Detroit. The plan centers around a coat that is self-heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night. The coat is made by a group of homeless women who have been paid to learn and to produce the coats for those living on the streets. The focus is on the system to create jobs for those that desire them and coats for those that need them at no cost. The importance is not with the product but with the people.

The goals of the Empowerment Plan are:
  • to employ homeless females within the city of Detroit
  • to give coats or the Element S coat to individuals living on the streets
  • to teach sewing manufacturing/ production skills to people that need jobs
  • to offer a sense of pride to the women who have been employed in the production of the coats.
We aim to help build a better life for those that have become trapped in a vicious cycle. The coat design started the project but it is the system The Empowerment Plan hopes to be that is fueling the project.

The Empowerment Plan

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