poverty is a very big problem in the u.s and many other countries. The United states is below the ranks for one of the least wealthy countries and according to UNICEF nearly one third of u.s children live in a house hold with an income under 60 %. But in the richest nation in the world one in three kids live in poverty. some ways you can help out is too donate money, toys, supplies, and clothes to the nearest children’s home or to a place that hands out the clothes to the needy. There have been recent groups that have come up such as toys for tots and many other groups that help out. between 2011 and 2004 child poverty increased in 34 states including Iowa. There are other groups that help with soldiers that have come back from war injured and help them get through their life and pay them checks so they can feed their familys. There are many ways to help you can hold a soup kitchen at your home or you can donate to the needy and you can have your class donate can goods to poor. More alarmingly, the share of U.S. children living in poverty has actually increased by 2 percentage points since 2008. Overall, 24.2 millinn u.s. children were living in poverty in 2012, reflecting an increase of 1.7 million children since 2008. about a third are in the United States,. On the other hand there are are other ways to help your community.