What can Girl Scouts do to help prevent or reduce poverty? Poverty consists of a lack of the basic needs of shelter, clothing, clean water, and education. Check out some of the latest facts and think about how you can help:
· One out of every five children in the U.S. now live in poverty
· 2009 saw the largest single year increase in the U.S. poverty rate since they started keeping track in 1959
Resources to help:
Brand new opportunity for OLDER GIRLS – Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors only!! Amarillo Habitat for Humanity is building a new house in Southwest Amarillo at 2801 S. Houston that will benefit a qualified low-income family in Amarillo. This Women Build House will be built using 80% women volunteers and our older Girl Scouts can be a part of this.
Click here to contact your local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to find out about volunteer opportunities near you!
Fort Worth Region:
Engineering and Humanity Week - April 16-20, 2012 Dallas, TX
You are invited to visit the exhibit “Shelters for Humanity” on display at North Park Center and visit the Living Village on the campus of Southern Methodist University. More than 1 billion people around the world live on less than $1 per day; of those 70 percent are women. More than 80 percent of the world's population lives on less than $10 per day. The Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity strives to change the standard of living for the world's poorest populations, including those in the United States.
The Living Village on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be home to students who will live, cook, and sleep in temporary shelters designed to house people displaced by war and natural disasters. Students, faculty and local members of the community will build the village on the SMU campus lawn, showcasing a variety of shelter technologies.
Learn more about the Engineering and Humanity Week:
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