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a group of blankets with a text overlay that reads "the big give"

This giving season, Direct Auto Insurance donated $25,000 to the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH). And with the generous support of its customers, Direct was also able to donate around 15,000 blankets as part of its Big Give campaign, which ran from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18 at participating retail locations.

“The National Coalition is so proud to partner with Direct Auto on the Big Give,” said Donald Whitehead, Executive Director for the National Coalition for the Homeless. “As winter approaches, we are thankful that our brothers and sisters suffering on the streets will have the heartfelt gift of a warm blanket to protect them from the elements.”

Direct Auto Insurance invited people in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington to its retail locations to get a quote or provide three customer referrals. In exchange, Direct Auto gave them a free blanket to keep or donate to the National Coalition for the Homeless.

A holiday table display inside a Direct Auto store

About the National Coalition for the Homeless

The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is a network of individuals and organizations united by a commitment to end homelessness. The organization has helped draft federal, state, and local legislation, like the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. NCH has long advocated for addressing the root causes of homelessness, including the lack of affordable housing, through policy advocacy (supporting efforts like the Bringing America Home Act), grassroots organizing (building a national movement led by unsheltered individuals), and public education (dispelling negative stereotypes and preserving civil rights of people experiencing homelessness). To learn more about NCH’s fight against homelessness, go to NationalHomeless.org and follow us on Instagram @NationalHomeless

Did you know….

  • “Criminalization policies are ineffective and, in fact, make homelessness harder to exit. Because people experiencing homelessness are not on the street by choice but because they lack choices, criminal and civil punishment serves no constructive purpose.” – National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • “On any given night, there are approximately 643,067 people experiencing homelessness in America. 238,110 of those people are in families.” – Green Door
  • “In no state, metropolitan area, or county in the U.S. can a worker earning the federal or prevailing state or local minimum wage afford a modest two-bedroom rental home at fair market rent.” – Family Promise

A red blanket

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Big Give runs from 11/21/22 through 12/18/22. Gift value does not exceed $25. Limit one per household. Valid while supplies last and only at participating Direct Auto Insurance locations. Must be at least 18 years old. Direct reserves the right to cancel or modify offer at any time. Void where prohibited.