The stranded, rejected, & shelterless
We were witnesses to crisis and wanted to help - so we founded our company with the mission of giving back.
Our impact
change is our business
We were witnesses to crisis and wanted to help - so we founded our company built on the mission of giving back. Our jackets were originally designed to provide assistance to refugees, so we created a sustainable method for us to continually donate products without needing to rely on grants. We operate on a buy-one-give-one model: that means when you purchase a jacket, we will donate one to a displaced person.
"when you purchase a jacket, we will donate one to a displaced person"
Since our launch in 2017, we have successfully donated almost 500 jackets to refugees in Northern Syria, and plan to donate at least 1000 more this year to homeless in the U.S. and refugees internationally. This is only the beginning of our impact, as we have ambitious plans for donation distribution, empowerment, and employment for the future.
500 jackets
Donations in 2017
2000+ jackets
Our goal in 2018
the crisis
human Displacement is a global issue
Refugees
We are currently facing the largest displacement crisis since WWII. With 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide, the effects of the refugee crisis have been felt on every continent. Of this number, 22.5 million are registered refugees, and more than half are children who are fleeing alone. Every minute, 20 people are forced to leave their homes due to conflict and persecution. Only 189,300 refugees have been resettled. For more on the refugee crisis, check out these UNHCR statistics.
Disaster relief
With the changes to our climate we are now seeing the creation of climate refugees and displacement. This issue hits a bit closer to home, as in 2017 we saw hurricanes and forest fires destroy homes in the U.S. The Paris Agreement links the effects of climate change to displacement and established a task force on displacement, which will “develop recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change.” Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris agreement in June 2017. For more information on the climate refugee crisis, check out this UNHCR FAQ.
Homelessness
There was an estimated 100 million people who are homeless worldwide, last time a global survey was attempted by the UN in 2005. Within the U.S., an estimated 553,742 people are experiencing homelessness on a given night. The largest increase in homelessness from 2016-2017 was in unaccompanied minors and young adults. For more information on homelessness in the U.S., check out this report.
Get Involved
donate to help a life
If you love our mission, but don't need a jacket yourself, we invite you to sponsor a jacket by donating to our GoFundMe page. Every dollar helps!
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