Have you ever wondered how to best help the man or woman you see on the street corner holding a sign and asking for your help? Do you believe the stereotypes about them? Do they scare you, upset you, or humble you? Engaging Poverty 101 is intended to answer five of the questions many of us have about helping the poor in our own city:
Have you ever considered what the poor in your city actually need? And what about the agencies that exist, what do they do? Engaging Poverty 202 answers these questions as well as discussing the holes in support and the opportunities that are available for you to get more involved.
Who holds the poor I want to help accountable to realistic results? How can I be sure that the agencies I give my money to are doing the right thing with the money I give them? Who keeps them in check? It can be confusing as to who is doing what for the poor in my city – is their proper collaboration between the agencies, the local government, businesses, and the local church? These questions are answered in Engaging Poverty 303 as well as helping you to know where you can most effectively help the poor you want to help.