The Curious Autodidact

April 11, 2015

One Person Can Make a Difference: Ms Veronika Scott

Filed under: media related,nonprofit,social justice,women heroes — Honilima @ 11:55 am

VERONIKA SCOTT

If you ever doubted that one person can make a difference meet Veronika Scott a then 23 year old design student who decided to make a piece of warm clothing called The Element Survival Coat. She designed it to serve as a sleeping bag for Detriot’s many homeless citizens. Her group The Empowerment Plan  works with “individuals…are trained to manufacture a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag at night, and a bag when not in use.  The coats are distributed to homeless people living on the streets at no cost to them through partnerships we have established with outreach organizations in communities around the nation”  (from their website). You can listen to a segment about her on NPR or read more in the Detroit Free Press or watch this short You Tube video or Vimeo.

Bravo Ms. Scott thanks for being a woman hero to so many and for having the heart to think beyond just fashion  You have empowered others to change lives one coat at a time.

You can send in donations large and small to her organization here.

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