Issue: Poverty awareness
Solution: Mend the Broken is a website that has interviews of local people and their views on poverty. The interviews contain answers to questions about how often they go into Elgin or Chicago, if they notice the poverty in that area and why they think that is, and if they think they are doing anything to contribute or alleviate poverty. The website is also linked to a Twitter feed. The goal is to share what people think about poverty and make people more aware of it. On the website is an about page, a place to search for your area and find areas where you can volunteer and help alleviate poverty, a contribution link that also has contact information and a link to twitter. The name was chosen because it would be a catchy hashtag to use and it also contains the positive act of mending the brokenness of those in poverty, which someone can do by volunteering their time.