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INSPIRING: She Invented a Coat to Help the Homeless In Brutal Winters, But Now It Has An Even Better Use

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Veronika Scott's brilliant insulated overcoats double as sleeping bags. But they've also created new jobs and opportunities for some of the homeless people they were invented to help.


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Animae C (508)
Monday November 23, 2015, 4:41 am
A win-win, excellent!!
Thanx Cal

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday November 23, 2015, 5:49 am
Kudos to Veronika Scott,she continues to put her great and creative ideas towards helping the homeless. She does that so brilliantly that the homeless are now involved in the whole process.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday November 23, 2015, 5:55 am
Clever lady.

Winn A (179)
Monday November 23, 2015, 6:44 am
What a great idea. She is an inspiration to us all.

Ben O (135)
Monday November 23, 2015, 7:11 am
Cool. However, nobody should be homeless in a civilized country - period!

pam w (139)
Monday November 23, 2015, 8:05 am

cynthia l (207)
Monday November 23, 2015, 8:40 am
Kudos to Veronika for her brilliant and caring idea. Lend a hand when you can

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday November 23, 2015, 8:40 am
noted very smart lady thnx

Past Member (0)
Monday November 23, 2015, 9:19 am
Very impressive! thx Cal

Athena F (131)
Monday November 23, 2015, 12:46 pm
groovy, more people need to do stuff like this. thank you

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday November 23, 2015, 12:53 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Janet B (0)
Monday November 23, 2015, 12:55 pm

Effra W (15)
Monday November 23, 2015, 3:23 pm
That's so brilliant. Thanks.

Birgit W (160)
Monday November 23, 2015, 3:28 pm
Excellent! Veronika Scott you are an Earth Angel! Thank you very much.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday November 23, 2015, 4:02 pm
The best part is that, having started out with an idea to help people, she then LISTENED to the people she wanted to help. If more people would stop mansplaining and whitesplaining and politisplaining and just shut up and LISTEN to people's needs, there would probably be a lot more needs being met.

Gloria H (88)
Monday November 23, 2015, 5:05 pm
inspiring young person! Why don't schools have projects and contests for students to tackle real problems, with scholarship incentives? You never know where the next idea will come from...something maybe so simple, do able may come from a child of any age. Who knows?

Cela V (0)
Monday November 23, 2015, 6:26 pm
brilliant! tyfs

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Monday November 23, 2015, 7:11 pm
Wonderful! Story shared. Thank you

Sayenne H (92)
Monday November 23, 2015, 9:32 pm
Really cool :D

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 2:01 am
:-) :-) :-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 2:04 am
Cool this really is... but so so so WARM, too

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 4:36 am
She listened, produced the right needed product, and it even aids the job market, including a few of the homeless. Something is unusual and nonconformist about this girl---thank God!! Thanks Cal. Great post.

Julia Cabrera-Woscek (0)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 6:11 am
She is making the difference. What an initiative!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 6:15 am
Help as we can

Sam E M (0)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 6:16 am
Great girl, Veronika Scott. However, the homeless woman who "voiced dissent" and said “We don’t need coats; we need jobs,” was very ungrateful. Of course they need jobs, but surely the gift of a warm coat which transforms into a sleeping bag should have been received more gracefully.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 12:14 pm
Excellent. One person CAN make a difference. I like that the people hired are those who normally wouldn't be hired. That is the other trick in society, all the must have's before one can get a job. Well motivation is enough so work history education is not asked just come work and get on one's feet again. Wonderful. More would be employed if employers would give people a chance.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 1:11 pm

Janis K (129)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 1:47 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Linda M (1715)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 4:42 pm
Thanks. I wish all people and animals had warm homes, though. Don't know what to say.

Freya H (345)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 5:52 pm
Veronika is a genius and a saint. She represents the face of real capitalism, namely, opportunity for all and bringing prosperity and independence to as many people as possible.

Kay M (347)
Tuesday November 24, 2015, 8:41 pm

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 2:25 am
Noted, thanks.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 2:29 am
TY Cal,great story.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 2:35 am
Very good indeed :-)

Lone W (197)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 5:11 am
This is how things are done. You help people in need while eliminating some of the reasons they are in need. I remember a prayer that went "God, help me help people help themselves". That is true charity.

June Bostock (50)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 6:36 am
Great idea.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 6:44 am

Lindsay K (6)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 8:10 am
What a brilliant idea!! We should have more people like her around!

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 9:43 am
So wonderful to see this design coming full circle and helping the homeless in so many ways!

Carmen P (11)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 10:14 am
She is an inspired and inspiring young person. Fantastic commitment, imagination and energy - all started when she was at college.

Scott S (14)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 10:58 am

Connie O (45)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 1:08 pm
Fantastic! We need to hear about more young people like this.

Karen Marion (30)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 2:36 pm
Love this...!

Karen Marion (30)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 2:39 pm
Love this...!

aj E (164)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 3:26 pm

Cheryl Aaron (18)
Sunday November 29, 2015, 5:50 am
I read all of the links and I am impressed. Thank you, Cal. How innovative these people are in solving problems. I wish more politicians were in the business of solving problems for the homeless instead of criminalizing them...peace.

DJ M (0)
Tuesday December 29, 2015, 8:17 pm
3 cheers to Veronika Scott! thanks for posting this

Miriam AWAY Site issues (61)
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 6:16 am
Thanks for posting Cal. Impressive! Noted.

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Monday January 18, 2016, 7:13 am
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