More than fifteen students at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa will abstain from modern-day luxuries and challenge themselves to live on two dollars a day and in cardboard-box houses outside the Student Union from April 11-13, 2013.
The Two Dollar Challenge, a national experiential learning exercise and poverty action program, is designed to give students an opportunity to step out of their daily lives and reflect on the challenges of living in poverty.
This challenge is different from the average charity drive for three reasons: it asks students to live by rules designed to simulate poverty, to raise funds for the cause of their choice and it gives them the experience to become passionate leaders in the eradication of global poverty. The ASU students have selected to raise money for Esperança during the challenge.
“When our team of skilled doctors make volunteer medical mission trips to countries like Bolivia or Nicaragua, they are always shocked at the living conditions,” said Tom Egan, executive director, Esperança. “To call attention to how thousands of people live globally is very important. We’re honored to be a part of ASU’s Two Dollar Challenge and hope it brings awareness to poverty throughout this country and internationally.”
Good luck to those students participating and thank you for selecting us as your beneficiary!
For more information about how you can get involved or learn more please contact Jared Leslie at email@example.com or call 602-252-7772