Handout 1: Seven Cents a Day
Do this worksheet with an adult in your family. A calculator may help.
In 2000, the world's leaders set goals that would make the world a better place for everyone by 2015. One goal was to decrease by half the number of people living in poverty and hunger. If every person in the United States gave seven cents a day, we could achieve that goal.
What would seven cents a day mean for you? How much money would you have at the end of:
- one week?
- the month of February?
- one year?
- in the time since you were born?
- at the end of 2020?
What would seven cents a day mean for your family?
_______family members x 7 cents = _______ a day
_______X 7 days = _______ a week
_______X 4 weeks = _______ a month
_______ X 12 months = _______ a year
What might your family give up in order to give seven cents a day for each family member? Here are some ideas:
- one dessert a week
- one movie (rental or theater) a month
- one special snack a week
What else can you think of?
How much would you be able to give if you gave up one of these things?
How often will you give your money to your church or another organization that fights hunger?