Veronika Scott, has built an organization that
began around a single idea: to design a coat specifically for the homeless. The coat is
self-heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night.
About this event
Remember how cold this past winter was? Come out and support a great cause. 50% of tonight's proceeds will go back to The Empowerment Plan!
Bringing Warmth and Pride to Homeless in Need
Founder of 'The Empowerment Plan', Veronika Scott, has built an organization that began around a single idea: to design a coat specifically for the homeless. The coat is self-heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night. That idea has now transformed into a system of empowerment in which homeless women are paid to learn how to produce coats for people living on the streets, giving them an opportunity to earn money, find a place to live, and gain back their independence for themselves and their family. Veronika is the youngest recipient of the John F Kennedy New Frontier Award from the JFK Library Foundation and Harvard University. She has also received an IDEA Gold Award from the Industrial Design Society of America and is one of Crain’s Top Twenty in their Twenties. The Empowerment Plan story has been told all over the world and shared at events such as the Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit with Oprah, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett.
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The Empowerment Plan
Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC