The Empowerment Plan
The Empowerment Plan was founded by Veronika Scott, who developed the sleeping bag/coat hybrid during a class at the College for Creative Studies. Ms. Scott was deeply motivated to mass-produce the coat through her experiences working with the homeless population, both in shelters and on the street. Each coat costs approximately $100 to produce, and The Empowerment Plan has a goal of distributing 6,500 coats this year.
The Empowerment Fund: As part of the organization’s commitment to providing long-term stability to its employees, The Empowerment Plan assists its employees with essential needs and helps keep them off the streets. Items are featured on an online registry and include gas cards, public transportation costs, childcare, and other necessities.