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A Day in the Life: Perspective on Poverty


October 29, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for the United Way A Day in the Life: A Perpsecitve on Poverty Simulation on October 29 from 8:30-11am at Microsoft Fargo.

To fight poverty in our community, we must first all seek to understand it.

Every day, thousands of families across Cass and Clay Counties perform an intricate financial balancing act while trying to make ends meet.

PARTICIPANT AND VOLUNTEER | REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OUR OCTOBER 29 EVENT:

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REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 22

Due to the nature of this experience we ask that all participants be at least 16 years of age or older
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A Day in the Life: Perspective on Poverty

What is it?
This event is an interactive immersion experience that depicts real-life scenarios
faced by many of the families living in poverty in Cass and Clay Counties who
are sometimes one paycheck away from homelessness or crisis.

How does it work?
Alice is 34. She could be your neighbor, a woman you ran into at the grocery store, or someone living in your community you have never met before Like many others who live in poverty,
Alice is fighting against many barriers just to keep a roof over her families head and food on the table. Alice is just one member of the many families that make up the experience.

During this experience, you will take on the identity of someone like Alice. You and your family will work together to sustain yourself as you live a month in poverty. You will be surrounded by a community of others experiencing their own challenges and given personal and community resources like schools, banks, and grocery stores. You will experience the challenges a person in poverty faces and learn what you can do in our community to help.

The event will be held in the Microsoft Commons Building and parking is located just south of the main Commons entrance. (4550 42nd Street South, Fargo, ND)

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Please note:
-The event will take place at the Microsoft "Commons" Building located in the Executive Briefing Center
-The address is 4550 42nd St S, Fargo.
-Look for a big sign labeled "Commons" which is located near the circular roundabout.
-Please park in the general parking area, located just south of the main Commons entrance.
-Enter the doors to the "Commons" building and check in at the front desk.
-You will need to bring a photo ID.
-You will need to check in at the front desk and receive a badge to access the building.
-If you have any difficulty, please just call 701-237-5050 and our team is happy to assist you.

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If you have any questions, please email unitedway@unitedwaycassclay.org any time, or call 701-237-5050 from 8am-5pm and our team is happy to assist you!

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