The EMPWR coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat, designed by the homeless for the homeless, is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors. Fifty coats were recently donated to the Boise Interfaith Sanctuary. (KBOI photo)
Just as colder temperatures are forecast, the Interfaith Sanctuary in Boise received a remarkable and unique donation to help some homeless people fight the cold.
They are called EMPWR coats, a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use.
The coat is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors, and other materials provided by generous donors. These coats are put together by homeless women in Detroit.
Fifty jackets — at $100 …
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