CASA's living in poverty challenge

CASA Challenge
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Second Judicial District of Arkansas is challenging people to go on a true-life journey of living in poverty.

The entire CASA staff in Jonesboro along with several board members and volunteers are taking the challenge to live one week on $113.

Desternie Sullivan and Jerri Willis, both CASA advocates, calculated what a family of four lives on each week.

The goal is to open people's eyes about how much these families struggle as well as finding new ideas and resources for the families.

"And that is one thing we really want to take away from this is for our advocates to learn other resources to assist our families and be able to advise them on ways to stretch their dollars," said Sullivan.

After the challenge, CASA wants to gather all the problems and resources the advocates faced during the challenge.

Sullivan and Willis hope these ideas and resources can be used by those who struggle with poverty every day.

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