what poverty taught me


More than a statistic...

Every number and every piece of data represents a person, a family, and/or a community. We're changing how we see and discuss poverty through our What Poverty Taught Me project. Each year, our project focuses on a specific sub-topic related to poverty, and dives deep into the numbers and beyond the stereotypes.

How can you get involved?

If you have a story that you want to share, connect with us:

Twitter: Tweet us your thoughts and participate in the weekly discussion using #WhatPovertyTaughtMe and #WPTM and tag us @TOLFoundation

Facebook: Post your stories, share your thoughts and comments on our weekly post and follow the conversation using #WhatPovertyTaughtMe

Instagram: Follow us on IG and tag us to your pictures of what poverty means to you or taught you using #WhatPovertyTaughtMe or #WPTM and tag us @TOLFoundation

YouTube: Send us a short video telling your story of or thoughts about poverty and we'll share it to our YouTube Channel. View videos created by us and others.

Live Interviews: Participate in a live interview: contact us at  215-278-4400 or email: projects@theonelessfoundation.org

TOLF Details: Post your stories and photos to our blog, share your thoughts and comments or a video telling your story.

Email : Send your stories, photos or short videos: projects@theonelessfoundation.org)

If you don't think you have a story to tell but still want to get involved, we're always looking for volunteers to help collect and organize the stories we receive and you can make a donation to support the this project and our work.