5 Minutes In Poverty Playing Card Experience

5 Minutes In Poverty Playing Card Experience


…helped me to understand the hard choices that individuals living in poverty have to make. It was a great learning opportunity for my kids. – Doug


One of the biggest challenges to fighting poverty is understanding it.

For those of us who have not experienced the struggle of poverty, we simply don’t understand the realities that our neighbors in these circumstances are going through. Therefore, our view can be distorted by misconceptions and misinformation.

Those working to move out of poverty look a lot like us, but they also face unique challenges and choices.

To help us as a community better understand some of these unique challenges and choices, we’re introducing the 5 Minutes In Poverty playing card experience.


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It points out the ripple effects and impact from one critical decision to the next. – Terry

Each card presents you with a scenario that a person in poverty might face. Choice cards give you options as you continue on through the cards to see where decisions take you.



…almost every decision that has to be made leads to a negative outcome. – Jim

While not designed to be a “fun,” entertaining game, this experience will hopefully help you empathize and appreciate the struggle by making these difficult choices yourself as you play.

Here’s how to play:
1. Contact us to order a pack ($10/pack).
2. Schedule a tour where you can have the opportunity to play.

P.S. – If you haven’t already, check out the 5 Minutes in Poverty walk-thru display.

5 Minutes In Poverty Playing Card Experience