“It’s one thing to feel bad for homeless people; it’s another to be forced into their shoes. Advertising agency McKinney has teamed up with Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD), a non-profit based in North Carolina, to create SPENT, an online game that guides users through what it feels like to be homeless.” (Mashable.com)
Give it a try – this “game” sets you up as someone who is unemployed and who’s lost all their savings. Can you survive a month? The “game” also includes information on what the situation is like for someone forced to deal with various circumstances with little or no funding or security available.
If you’re interested in helping out, here’s a list of a few of shelters in the greater St. Louis area that would undoubtedly appreciate any donations or volunteer efforts: