This challenge is asking families to attempt to stay within a social assistance budget for five days. Ontario Works benefits provide a maximum basic needs for a couple with any amount of children is $458.00; this sets the challenge budget at $75.00 per family, or $15 per day. A single parent would receive $344.00 per month, therefore, their challenge budget will be $60.00 or $12.00 per day.

The budget includes all food and drink, entertainment, some personal supplies and transportation costs. Each family will be given daily challenge cards which will reveal additional challenges to be completed before the end of each day. As the family completes the challenge, they will blog about their experience.

Griffiths Family

Griffiths Family

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Long day, but I did get a free coffee voucher!

It's been a long day so I am going to be quick, the carnival went well and I myself only ate the food I brought with me but the kids got free freezies and helped watch my sisters dog while we were on the ice so they got a few dollars each for the canteen.  At one point my son threw himself on the floor and threw a 15 minute tantrum about not being able to get a hot dog...he did get over it.

My family have offered to take my daughter to the family bingo tomorrow which is a dollar a sheet, I said I might ride along but cannot play because of the lack of funds. Anaiya had the idea that if she goes to bingo then she will put the electronics away for the rest of the challenge.

As for me I am really missing coffee but was given a cupon for a free coffee from Mcdonalds so I might have to treat myself if I am passing by there.  I do have to go to the bank at some point this week for work and I know they have free coffee as well.

Until tomorrow...

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