While us east coasters are still in record breaking highs for the winter, citizens living in other parts of the map endure the normal chill that this time of year has to offer; which is why Chance the Rapper assisted in the ‘Warmest Winter’ campaign.

The Surf artist asked fans to donate funds to go to the Empowerment Plan; which aims to give homeless Chicago citizens jackets for the cold season. Thanks to Chance’s help with the campaign and donations from fans, more than $60,000 was raised in a matter of ten days.

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The EMPWR coat is a water-resistant and self-heating jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat is constructed of upcycled automotive insulation, fabric from Carhartt, and other materials provided by generous donors.

According to The Empowerment Plan, 1,000 jackets can be produced with $100,000; meaning about 600 jackets will be made from the donations.

Our studies show that for each 1,000 coats distributed, we can save 14 lives and reduce healthcare costs by $58,800 annually.

More details on the ‘Warmest Winter’ campaign in the gallery at the top.