Poverty Awareness Exercise
By Rev. J.J. Whitney, AR United Methodist Church200K Reasons Childhood Hunger Initiative
Payday!---you receive $1398 from the man’s employer.
THE FOLLOWING ISDUENOW:Rent $550Car payment $250Car insurance $75Utilities $100Health Insurance $328 for family of 4
Groceries: $134. 50 average for the leanest billsDaycare: part-time, $50Gas for the week: $40
Do you need to seek social services? See JJ
The weekend—how will you spend it?? How will you fill it??
Weekly bills:Part-time childcare $50Full-time childcare $125After school childcare $30Gas $40Laundromat: $20
Cell phone bill $60
Life happens UPDATE
You need toiletries and household items: toilet paper, dish soap,deoderant, toothpaste, soap, makeup, laundry detergent---$100
Payday! Woman’s job: $465AND child support for the single mom: $200—IT IS LATEBills: child-care & gas & groceries
A note was sent home from school about your 5-yearold’sclothes that “jeans with holes” are not permitted. You need at least 3 pairs to get through the week until you can go to thelaundromat.
If you got the payday loan, interest is DUE
SOCIAL SERVICES DAY
LIFE HAPPENS UPDATE
Groceries, gas, childcare
School supplies needed for 3-yearold’spreschool: $25
Your 5-year old is invited to a birthday party. You need to get a gift --$20
You are sick from going to the birthday party with all of those kids. Miss a day of work and lose pay. Medication $15
Social services day
Holiday! Mom can’t work to stay home with kids. Loses pay and still has to pay for a week of daycare.BILLS: groceries, gas
Payday!Dad, if working: $1398Single Mom: $465