Poverty and How You Can Help

Poverty is a problem we must fix!

Why such a big deal?

Over 4 million people in Texas are living below or on the poverty, some of your closest friends could be included in this odd. Not only this but 22.7% of the 4 million are children 18 and under. Poverty can start with a family's source of income is weak, leading to not being able to pay bills, not being able to eat, not being able to afford clothes, and all this leading to homelessness.

But is this long term?

Yes! If 966,002 (22.7% of those living poverty) are children, it is most likely their children will be born into poverty as well. Not only this, The children of those children could be born into poverty. The cycle will continue and the odds of people who are poor will stay the same.

Want to help?

There are plenty of ways you can help people in need! One way is donating (or even volunteering) to food banks/pantries in your state. Organizations like these collect and give out food to the homeless. You can also volunteer at organizations that try to prevent poverty from happening at volunteer sites like this: http://www.allforgood.org/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwgODIBRCEqfv60eq65ogBEiQA0ZC5-Sb-t2dYyx0olMSbIMEcsmaqLVlzoWRsF75OvNzOS4EaAqC18P8HAQ

Fun Facts! (Well kinda fun)

-All that said Texas is ranked 38th in poverty, let's try make it lower.

-And most of those odds stated before are receiving federal aid to help their status