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Join our MoneySmart games class online today! 

Ready to level up your financial knowledge while having a blast? Our Money Smart Games are the perfect solution! These games are designed to make learning about money not only educational but also incredibly entertaining. By participating, you can sharpen your financial skills, boost your confidence, and earn well-deserved certificates of completion. Don't miss out on this chance to transform your financial future while having a great time. To get started, create your account by clicking on "Login" in the left column, then click "Create an account". The page will ask you, "Will you be playing these games on your own or through an organization (such as a bank, community organization, or school)?". Select, "Through an organization" and then search for "Open Arms 101" in the organization display box. Sign up now and let the games begin! 

Visit https://bit.ly/oa101playmoneysmart to play today!

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#AdvanceFolk Care Package Program

In many communities,  there are senior citizens who are living below the poverty line. We have all heard stories of the elderly having to make decisions about whether to pay for necessities or purchase much-needed medication. There have even been stories of seniors eating cat food because that was the only food they could afford. 

Our outreach programs strive to meet the diverse needs of the aging population by providing case management support services, personal care services, nutritious food, and personal care items. We conduct giveaways quarterly for the aging population living in senior buildings and facilities. 

For organizations, churches, or food banks that would like to request our #AdvanceFolk care packages to distribute to their elderly clients, please click here to complete our partner request form. 

Elderly Poverty Facts:

Statistics show that members of the senior population reporting income in 2017 (49.3 million), 13% reported less than $10,000 and 49% reported $25,000 or more. In 2017, 4,681,000 people age 65 and over (9.2%) were below the poverty level.  Another 2.5 million or 4.9% of older adults were classified as "near-poor" (income between the poverty level and 125% of this level). In 2017, 2.7 million older Whites (alone, not Hispanic) (7.0%) were poor, compared to 19.3% of older African Americans (alone), 10.8% of older Asians (alone), and 17.0% of older Hispanics (any race). (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement.)

Are You 65 or Older and Need a Care Package?

We are only accepting requests from #AdvanceFolk residents of the south side of Chicago and South Suburban Cook County for those 65 and older in need of basic need items through our #AdvanceFolk Care Package Program. 

If you are an #AdvanceFolk (senior) in need of a care package, please call (708) 251- 3345 extension 703 and speak with janet to request delivery of a care package. 

If you are in need of a COVID vaccine, click on the flyer to the left to register.

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You can help us by purchasing items needed for the senior care packages. Visit our Amazon Wish List store to purchase items that Amazon will send to us. Visit our Wish List here.

You can also purchase items on our Wish List on our RightGift campaign page. Visit our campaign page today by clicking here. 

 Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” —Booker T. Washington

Help us to do more for the #AdvanceFolk. 

Text "ADVANCEFOLK" to 53555 to give by phone!

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