Detroit, Michigan - USA Today reports that GH is giving sound-absorbing fabric left over from production of its Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Verano sedans to use as warm, waterproof coats that transform into sleeping bags for the homeless.
Veronika Scott, who runs a charity, the Empowerment Plan in Detroit, designed the coats to fulfil a classroom requirement while a junior at Detroit's College for Creative Studies. Since December 2010, she has employed eight homeless women full time, making 150 coats each month.
The insulation is called Sonozorb and it's made in different shapes for doors and other places in the car. It is made by a supplier called GDX.
GM donated 2000 yards of material, enough to make 400 coats, said USA Today.