NATIONAL & GLOBAL POVERTY FACTS

– About 15 million children in the United States, or 21%, live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold
– There are 72.4 million children in the United States; 41% of them live in low-income families
– Almost 40% of American kids spends at least 1 year in poverty before they turn 18
– According to the World Bank, 385 million children around the world live in poverty
– 1 in 4 children is living in poverty in the world’s richest countries
– 80% of the world’s population lives on the equivalent of less than $10 a day
– Almost half the world — over three billion people — lives on less than $2.50 a day

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The children in our community are a top priority for BCCC. We distributed over 3000 articles of clothing in 2019! When available we also distribute hygiene products! We stand ready to help those who have lost everything. Starting the day with fresh clothes can help with positive mental attitude.

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