Passport to Compassion is a compelling and powerful way to experience gratitude just before Thanksgiving. As families gather for the holiday, many parents wish they could find a way to help their children and teens understand just how fortunate they are to have a roof over their heads and food on their table. Brooklife has teamed up with City on a Hill, a nonprofit agency serving the poor in Milwaukee, to offer a this interactive event that helps participants to better understand poverty – and to count their blessings. Participants will receive a mock passport and then go on a two-hour journey into poverty in America – without ever leaving the building. Along the way, they will be challenged to meet the basic needs of a family, including food, shelter, school supplies and medical care, on a poverty level income. Through hands-on simulations, games, skits and high-impact displays, participants will be challenged to think differently about themselves and the world around them. The event includes a meal that is as much about learning as it is about eating.
The two-hour event is free, and everyone is welcome, including adults, teens, and children five years old and older. Childcare will be staffed and available for children five and under. Reserve your free tickets to the event. Journeys will last two hours staring at 5:15pm arrival. The whole experience last 2 hours. There are time slots departing every half hour. There is a maximum of 75 people per time slot. If you end up being unable to attend, please call the office at 262-378-4470 to cancel your reservation as we expect the event to fill up.
Register for the event HERE
We are also in need of volunteers for the night. Sign up to volunteer HERE.