Daryl Lindsey
Updated Dec 01, 2016 @ 6:06 pm
Advertisement
Credit: Mashable/Facebook

An awesome nonprofit created a coat that doubles as a sleeping bag for homeless people – and they’re employing homeless people to make them.

Veronika Scott, founder of The Empowerment Plan, designed the EMPWR coat as part of a college assignment in 2010. Her professor told her to design something that “filled a need.”

The coat is waterproof, fully insulated, and with sleeves that snap together to double as a pillow. They’re designed to keep homeless people warm, Scott said, but also to offer some dignity.