Detroit was one of the US cities hit hardest by the recession, and this winter it finds itself with 18,000 individuals without a home – a quarter of whom are children. To help these individuals achieve some level of comfort in a dire situation, Veronika Scott, a junior at theĀ Center for Creative Studies, designed a heated, waterproof jacket that turns into a sleeping bag at night. But best of all? Scott is employing the homeless themselves to produce the jacket, providing jobs and imparting valuable skills to these people in need.

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