Truly Deeply to host a lunch to support Live Below The Line and raise awareness for extreme poverty
The Live Below the Line fundraising campaign helps Australians take action on poverty.
This month, thousands of Australians have been putting change on the menu by feeding themselves on $2 a day for five days. That’s the Australian equivalent of the extreme poverty line. There is also a two day challenge or the option to host a dinner or lunch with friends, family or colleagues.
The Live Below the Line challenge is all about creative cooking, rationing and caffeine deprivation. While it’s just a glimpse into what life is like for people in poverty, not a real experience of it.
What are we doing?
On Tuesday 30th May, the Truly Deeply team will be taking part in the Dine Below The Line challenge. We are all working together to prepare a wholesome lunch with only a budget of $2 per person.
We’re currently planning the menu and working out how creative we can be with the budget. Currently we’re exploring what we can do with pasta, rice and vegies. We’ll update you on the menu plan soon!
Why are we doing this?
We’re creative ideologists, strategic thinkers, problem solvers and food lovers. We also appreciate how lucky we are and want to play a part in making the world a better place.
We believe in a world where education is a human right, but also the best way of empowering people so they can raise themselves out of poverty. We believe in the capacity of young people to be able to make a difference in the world.
Live Below the Line gives us a small glimpse into what life can be like with limited choices and through fundraising we hope to play our part in helping end poverty.
How can you support us and Live Below The Line?
If you’d like show you support for Live Below The Line and help end extreme poverty, please donate here.
Perhaps you could donate your coffee or lunch money for a day or even a little bit more – whatever you can spare.
The difference you can make;
- $35 can buy school textbooks for 12 children
- $52 can fund a student’s scholarship
- $100 can buy a student’s uniform and class materials for 3 years
- $500 can train two teachers in Timor-Leste or Cambodia
Where does the money go?
All funds raised will go toward Oaktree’s poverty fighting activities. This includes Partner organisations in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, whose education and advocacy work enables thousands of young people in our region to break free from the poverty cycle. They are also campaigning to give thousands of young Australians the tools, knowledge and platform they need to create change on the issue right here, and lobbying our politicians for fair and just policies.