Circles in Columbus hosts 2nd annual Poverty Awareness Week

Circles in Columbus hosts 2nd annual Poverty Awareness Week

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Circles in Columbus will host Poverty Awareness Week from Thursday, Oct. 16 to Oct. 23 to raise awareness for issues related to low-income families in the community.

Throughout the week, community members will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that bring them face-to-face with the barriers many impoverished people in the city experience daily.

A schedule of the week's events is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 16

Your Mission: Should you choose to accept one of the challenges, meet us at Open Door at 6 p.m. for the kickoff event. Come learn about Circles in Columbus and it's impact on our community in the last two years. Mayor Tomlinson will be here!

Friday, Oct. 17 

SNAP Challenge: What can you do with $4.50 per day? Join Mayor Teresa Tomlinson in this fascinating week-long food challenge that millions of Americans experience each day.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Movie Screening: Join us at the Carmike Ritz Theater for a screening of the HBO documentary American Winter. For more info about the film visit

Monday, Oct. 20 

Metra Matters Challenge: Attempt to take the bus to work, the kids to daycare, or complete any task using public transportation.

Thursday, Oct. 23 

Dare to Share: Come celebrate Circles in Columbus' second anniversary at the Ministry Center at St Luke United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. and tell us about your experience with PAW.

Circles in Columbus is part of a national movement to end poverty.

By intentionally building relationships across social and economic class lines, we surround hardworking yet under-resourced families with the support needed to become economically self-sufficient.

For more information on the week's activities, please visit this link

To register for PAW, please visit

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