PICKAWAY – PICCA or Pickaway County Community Action has teamed up with OACAA is hosting an event that the fairgrounds that would give people a new perspective on poverty and how that experience is with the world.
The demonstration that you can sign up to be part of, will role-play one month in the life of a low-income family and aim to provide their family’s most basic needs which include food, clothing, and shelter, while overcoming financial limitations such as unemployment, health issues, housing challenges, food insecurities and other obstacles. Family units interact with resources available in the mock community including banks, grocery stores, community action agencies, Job and Family Services, pawnshops, utilities, employers and more. The simulation occurs over four 15-minute “weeks” and mirrors life below or near the poverty line.
The simulation is aimed at letting others walk in the lives of people who are income poor highlighting the 46.5 million people in the United States who fit that category. Hoping that people who experience the situation will spark in the participants their desire to volunteer, fund, and initiate innovative ideas that will alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in their communities.
According to PICCA there are a few more spots open for the August 10th event. You can register here: https://www.picca.info/poverty?fbclid=IwAR3hkLygYT5INLvuOv6t-bZrE5dE963v2CS_YIjr7z6vdBzUPKeRu4FJJto