Death has a price tag. The average cost of a funeral is starting around $10,000. Recently, someone I know passed away and wanted to be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. The plot alone was $11,000. Needless to say, the family sought out more affordable options. The costs are astronomical and it’s … Continue reading Can You Afford to Die?
The issue of hunger across America and even the world is a monumental. One girl is doing her part to end it in her corner of South Carolina. Katie's Krops was inspired by a homework assignment. She was given seeds and asked to grow cabbage. To Katie's surprise, it grew to be as large as … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Kids Feeding the Hungry
Former Mayor of Albequerque, New Mexico, Richard Berry is the mastermind behind the program There's A Better Way. This program gives people who are in need a job for the day paying them a wage of $9.00 an hour for five and a half hours. In addition to a paying wage, the participants are also given … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: City Gives Jobs To End Panhandling
Drake is a rapper/singer who is quite popular worldwide. Before music stardom, he was an actor on the teen drama show Degrassi. The budget for the video of his single "Gods Plan" was almost 1 million dollars. Instead of using the money for a lavish video, he donated cash and gifts to people and organizations … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Artist Donates Money In Lieu Of Expensive Music Video
Housing is a significant roadblock for those who cannot create generational wealth. Finding adequate solutions are often met with discussion and debate; making poverty a hot button issue in the United States. Social programs have been centered around lifting the unfortunate out of desolate situations and making life more affordable. Long term efficacy of these … Continue reading Detroit Aims to Break Poverty Cycle