I am so inspired by the work of Veronika Scott and the team at the Detroit-based The Empowerment Plan. Join other female founders in making a donation to the non-profit here: https://www.crowdrise.com/female-founders/fundraiser/monicadear
In her own words, Scott “was inspired to start The Empowerment Plan when a class at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit challenged her to create a product to fill an actual need in her community.”
Since that initial research into the issue of generational poverty and homelessness, The Empowerment Plan, and the EMPWR coat was created.
The Empowerment Plan has produced and distributed over 15,000 coats in 40 US States and 7 Canadian provinces since 2011, and has employed 39 people in Detroit.
I invite you to join me in supporting The Empowerment Plan in their effort to use this model in other communities.
I’ve started a Crowdrise, which is a fundraising campaign. Please donate directly to The Empowerment Plan in support of this female founder and all that she is doing to #makeapositivedifference.