Free Poverty Simulation Set for Saturday, February 24

Free Poverty Simulation Set for Saturday, February 24

Simulation Helps Participants Understand the Real-life Challenges Some of Our Lowcountry Neighbors Face Every Days that some of our neighbors face every day.

United Way of the Lowcountry, in collaboration with St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church (SABTS) and Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission, is proud to announce an upcoming Lowcountry Poverty Simulation.

This free event offers a unique opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the realities of poverty, gaining valuable insights into the challenges faced by many in our community.

Scheduled for Saturday, February 24, from noon to 3 p.m., the Poverty Simulation will take place at St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church located at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, 29928.

The Poverty Simulation will provide participants with a firsthand experience of life on the edge of poverty. Through role-playing and interactive scenarios, attendees will step into the shoes of simulated families, navigating challenges such as job searches, transportation issues, childcare, and unexpected expenses. They will also engage with various community resources including banks, grocery stores, social services, and healthcare providers, experiencing the stress and uncertainty of living paycheck to paycheck.

By participating in the Poverty Simulation, attendees will gain valuable insights into the complex realities of poverty and its impact on individuals and families. They will also learn about the systemic barriers that hinder upward mobility and perpetuate poverty, as well as the crucial role of community resources and support systems. Most importantly, participants will discover the transformative power of empathy and understanding in addressing poverty.

The event is free and open to everyone, including businesses, government agencies, faith communities, school groups, and individuals. It is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of poverty, empathy-building, advocacy, and community equity.

Space is limited. To RSVP, please visit by Monday, February 19.

About United Way of the Lowcountry
United Way of the Lowcountry serves local donors who are committed to empowering individuals in Beaufort and Jasper counties to achieve self-sufficiency in order to create a brighter future for their families.  By investing in vital services that fulfill the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community, and in education and economic mobility strategies, we ensure that our donor’s support makes a sustainable, lasting impact in our community. Discover how you can invest in the community to make a difference at Together, we can foster self-sufficiency, uplift lives and build a stronger Lowcountry.