We invite you to join us for the 2010 Buffalo Poverty Challenge!
The Poverty Challenge is an exercise aimed at transforming how our community thinks about poverty and how to end it. Participants can attempt to live on the budget of a minimum wage worker or on the budget of someone at the federal poverty level.
Prominent local politcal, community, and business leaders like Mickey Kearns of Buffalo’s Common Council, Aaron Bartley of PUSH, and the Vukelic family of Try-it Distributing have taken the challenge. Visit www.povertychallenge.com to see their blog posts and videos about the diffculties they faced living at the poverty level.
This year we are partnering with www.WNYmedia.net who will be hosting the Poverty Challenge on their website.
To participate send an email to:
Write “I want to take the Poverty Challenge” in the subject.