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Event Information

December 5th, 2018
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
When: Wednesday, December 5, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Where: Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1127 N 28th St, Richmond, VA 23223
 Nearly 60,000 Richmonders live in poverty every day. Many more have incomes above the poverty line, but their incomes are still low enough to qualify for programs like Food Stamps and Medicaid. It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel.


That is why we are inviting you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the highly acclaimed Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). Please register by December 3.


 There are two different ways to participate:
1. Participant: you will be simulating what it would be like to be part of a family living in poverty and surviving month to month. The simulation consists of four 15-minute weeks.
 2. Resource Table Volunteer: you will sit at one of the resource tables (i.e. utility service, employment office, grocer, bank, school, health clinic, quick cash etc). The families will need to rely on these resources to survive the month and will be frequenting some if not all the tables.
As a volunteer you will receive training prior to the simulation. When you register you will be given the option of choosing one, but we encourage folks to sign up to be a participant – we are looking for a total of 80 participants! 
Good Things to Know Before you Sign up:
  • Participation is free but registration is required
  • Light Dinner will be served
  • Families with children are welcome, and children over the age of 12 are encouraged to participate
  • Childcare is available for children under the age of 12 who are NOT participating in the simulation
To register, please click here. To learn more about Circles and the simulation, please click here.
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