War on Poverty Day

War on Poverty Day

People living in poverty are those who do not have the financial resources necessary to live a minimum standard of living. In the United States, the rate of poverty has increased in recent years. This means that people living in poverty live on less than $2 per day. This is in stark contrast to the wealth of many families around the globe. Lyndon B. Johnson introduced the War on Poverty on January 8, 1964. The national poverty rate in the United States was 19%. The Economic Poverty Act was approved after this speech. This led to several bipartisan programs and initiatives in the US. These included legal services and Head Start. It’s time for War on Poverty Day! It is time to observe War on Poverty Day. This means understanding the needs of others, and working together to create a better world. These are some ideas to help you celebrate this day. A great way to help is to make a donation for a local charity such as a food bank, or low-income education program. If you prefer to donate to a well-known organization, you might consider volunteering to help others. Volunteers are needed to assist at homeless shelters or teach underprivileged children how to read. It could be helping children learn, sorting food at the local food bank, advocating on behalf of those who are unable to help themselves or raising funds and awareness for those in dire need. To learn more, contact your local anti-poverty organization.

The event is ongoing.

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