Mission 911’s annual “Building the Bridge Out of Poverty Fundraiser Dinner and Poverty Simulation” will take place at The Summit Church in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 30th, at 6:00PM, and benefits Mission 911‘s continuous efforts in reaching and aiding homeless citizens.
The “Poverty Simulation” is a unique tool that Community Action agencies use to educate members of our community, including policy makers and local community leaders, about the day-to-day realities of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. “CAPS” is a copyrighted tool made available by the Missouri Association for Community Action to organizations that want to promote a greater understanding of poverty.
During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children, to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter, and other basic necessities during the simulation, while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers.
Although “play money”, other props, fictional scenarios, and time limits are used, “CAPS” is not a game. It is a simulation tool that enables participants to view poverty from different angles in an experiential setting, while empowering low-income volunteers by allowing them an opportunity to interact with leaders from their community.
Dress Attire is casual.
Presenting Sponsor: $5,000
Platinum Sponsor: $2,500, $1,000, $500
Individual Tickets: $25 (https://eventbrite.com/
SEATS ARE LIMITED.