United We Read, United We Live

United we READ, United we LIVE event is back! Join us September 13th 2017!

Arts Center of the Ozarks | September 13th | Networking Reception 5:30 PM | Public Discussion 6:30 PM | Event Over 8:00 PM

This  event will fuel a great discussion in company of those who find fighting poverty in our community of great importance. Many community leaders spanning from the political sphere, school boards, banking, media personnel will joined in on the evening.

The veteran urban activist and author of the revolutionary Toxic Charity returns with a headline-making book that offers proven, results-oriented ideas for transforming our system of giving.

In Toxic Charity, Robert D. Lupton revealed the truth about modern charity programs meant to help the poor and disenfranchised. While charity makes donors feel better, he argued, it often hurts those it seeks to help. At the forefront of this burgeoning yet ineffective compassion industry are American churches, which spend billions on dependency-producing programs, including food pantries. But what would charity look like if we, instead, measured it by its ability to alleviate poverty and needs?

That is the question at the heart of Charity Detox. Drawing on his many decades of experience, Lupton outlines how to structure programs that actually improve the quality of life of the poor and disenfranchised. He introduces many strategies that are revolutionizing what we do with our charity dollars, and offers numerous examples of organizations that have successfully adopted these groundbreaking new models. Only by redirecting our strategies and becoming committed to results, he argues, can charity enterprises truly become as transformative as our ideals.


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