United Way’s Poverty Simulation is an interactive learning experience where people have the opportunity to see what life can be like for about 12% of Lethbridge residents living with low incomes.
The kit is composed of various props and laminated pieces representing identification, personal possessions, money and more. There are envelopes for 26 different families and 20 volunteer stations. After each simulation, the pieces must be sorted and placed back into their original envelopes.
Volunteers will help to first unpack the envelopes used in the previous simulation, sort kit pieces, alphabetize pieces when necessary, and finally re-pack envelopes according to the simulation master list. United Way staff will be available at all times and will assist with re-printing pieces as needed.
This project can be worked on independently, or in small groups at any time between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
The United Way office is located on the upper floor and is not wheelchair accessible. The United Way office IS accessible by public transit.
Please contact Connolly at 403-327-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for this project.