America's Charities | December 20, 2023

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month

Hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities, restricted access to participation in the democratic process. These are just some of the many manifestations of poverty. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty, but we can eradicate poverty. As Nelson Mandela said, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the action of human beings.”

While poverty is a complex social issue, you can make a significant difference through workplace givingDon’t have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team about bring employee giving to your workplace. Each of the nonprofits listed below, vetted by America’s Charities, are dedicated to helping the impoverished through programs and services concentrated on addressing the root sources of poverty and working to create sound policy frameworks locally and nationally that will help lift our fellow neighbors, family members, and friends out of poverty so they can live independent, sustainable lives and contribute to the community.

In recognition of National Poverty in America Awareness Month, which takes place in January each year, join us by supporting and raising awareness about these nonprofits who are making a difference in the fight to stamp out poverty for good.

Provide food and support through community coordination: 

Provide food, shelter, counseling and support: 

Support for individuals and families struggling with poverty: 

Provide affordable housing and support:  

Fight for Economic Justice and Equality:

Provide Access to Education and Support Disadvantaged Youth:


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