A Walk In Other's Shoes - Poverty Challenge - Business 2016

A Walk In Other's Shoes - Poverty Challenge - Business 2016
The Options Committee of Making Kenora Home is proposing the sixth poverty challenge, A Walk in Other’s Shoes. This year, we have asked our local business community to take the challenge. Participants have been asked to attempt to stay within a social assistance benefits’ budget. A single person on Ontario Works would receive $305 per month, $10.00 per day, or $50.00 for the five-day period. A couple would receive $468 per month, allowing a daily budget of $15.60 or $78.00 for five days. The budget includes all food and drink, entertainment, some personal supplies and transportation costs. Each participant will be given a daily challenge card, which will reveal an additional challenge to be completed before the end of each day. The participants will experience some of the hurdles that people living on social assistance face. It is hoped that the event will raise awareness and break barriers for people living in poverty. The challenge takes place February 16th until February 21st, 2016.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

End of Challenge

Thank you so much to our Poverty Challengers.  Please join us to hear their stories and experiences at the ending event Monday February 22nd, 10:30am at Kendal House Bed and Breakfast.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Final day

This is the last day of the challenge. Will the Challengers have enough to complete the last challenge card?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Day Three

What would you do if you had to bring a pot-luck item to a party, but didn't have any money to purchase grocery items?  How would you purchase the pots/pans or spoons?  What would you bring the pot-luck item to the party in?  Would you just show up without a contribution?  Make an excuse?  How many times would you be able to do this before you were no longer invited to the parties?

Read Craig's blog to find out what he did.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Day Two

The Challengers seem to be a little concerned about the uncertainty of the next few days.  Follow them to see how they react to their daily challenge cards.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The 2016 Poverty Challenge participants have started their journey.  Follow their experience by reading their blogs.