CALERA, Okla. ― Almost half of the world over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day, and this situation is what some Calera High School students will live with for a week. After school Monday, sixteen Calera students set up their cardboard boxes, which they will call home for the next five days.
This is the second year the school is doing this, with one goal in mind ― to raise awareness.
"I want these kids to actually count their blessings and appreciate what they have this Thanksgiving. It should be a lot more meaningful to them as they cherish things that they have, but also make people aware that there are people out there down on their luck and there are a lot of things we can do to help," poverty awareness organizer John Coley says.
The poverty awareness project will end this Friday.