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Poverty Simulation by Heart of Illinois United Way

Poverty Simulation by Heart of Illinois United Way - Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dream Center Peoria, 714 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria, IL

Poverty simulations are designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live as a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income individuals and families.

  • Lunch included
  • Parking is available on the street and in UnityPoint Health's adjacent parking lot
  • Free for participants
  • 18 and older

Limited spots available, click here to RSVP...

Volunteers are also needed to role play in the simulation. Click here to register...

For more information contact Stephen Peterson, VP of Resource Development at 309-674-5181, ext. 1232 or stephen.peterson@local.unitedway.org.

Thank you to Dream Center Peoria for hosting the simulation.


2018 Power of the Purse logo

2017 Power of the Purse collage

2018 Power of the Purse

From silent auctions for designer purses to great raffle prizes, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy great fashion and a night out. Proceeds benefit education and health programs focused on women and children.

  • Thursday, May 3 at Par-A-Dice Hotel, East Peoria
  • Reservations open March 2018
  • For more information, email Gina Edwards, VP of Marketing, at gina.edwards@unitedway.org or 309-674-5181, ext. 1234.

Click here for more information.

Thank you to our 2018 Power of the Purse Underwriters:

2017 Power of the Purse Underwriters