DAY OF IMPACT
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
United Way's Day of Impact Volunteer Activity and Luncheon Event proved to be a memorable experience for attendees this year. The event provided an opportunity to gain a better understanding of what it is like to live without enough money to meet basic needs through a luncheon discussion about our friend ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and the effects of poverty on our community.
Read an article about the ALICE simulation written by Avista staffer Jae Ham:
"A significant amount of work was obviously involved in setting up the ALICE simulation for the United Way constituent group. This brought home in a very personal way the "why" for the strategic work of United Way and the importance of each of us in advancing the Vision of focusing on education, health and income for all of Spokane. Participating in this experience made me feel a part of something great going on our community."
"The realistic situations in the ALICE simulation drive home what people face in a relatable and realistic manner. Discussing what we learned afterward provided more aha moments as we shared our families' experiences. Listening to other's specific situations opened our eyes to how our less fortunate neighbors face real-life hardships we don't even understand. Well done!"