You have noticed, by now, that I am a fan of clever inventions which tackle one of the many problems we face. This one is no exception.
Please, no comments of the “give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime” variety. Of course distributing coats like these will not solve the terrible problem of homelessness. However, while we tackle the problem of homelessness, giving people a way to be warmer for this terribly cold winter is wonderful. Not to mention the fact that the company which produces them itself hires people who used to be homeless, giving them opportunity and jobs.
I’m going to look up this company now. I wonder if you can order these coats online and distribute them yourself. I’ve seen quite a few people shivering in their light plastic sleeping bags at the train station who could really use this product.