Catholic Charities USA recently partnered with Step Up Silicon Valley, a California-based campaign against poverty, to host a “poverty simulation” in advance of the 2012 Poverty Summit in Washington, D.C. Participants in the simulation agreed to voluntarily limit their own access to resources for a fixed period of time in order to better understand the lives of people of lesser means. This exercise has been successfully implemented by Step Up Silicon Valley in the past, and collaboration with Catholic Charities USA has now brought it to the national stage.
Catholic Charities USA has been a leader in combating poverty in the United States for more than 100 years. Through its extensive network of local agencies across the country, it works to improve the lives of millions of people each year.
About the author:
Mary Brosmith is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She currently works as a Merchandising Representative in Plymouth, Minnesota, and she is an active supporter of Catholic Charities USA.