Monday, April 22, 2013

Ben Affleck $1.50: Celeb to live on $1.50 a day to highlight poverty

Ben Affleck $1.50: Celeb to live on $1.50 a day to highlight poverty, Actor and screenwriter Ben Affleck is set to give up his celebrity lifestyle for a paltry daily allowance of just $1.50 per day.

The Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner will take part in the Live Below the Line challenge next week, says omg! Yahoo on April 22.

Live Below the Line highlights poverty in a unique way, by challenging everyday people to live on the equivalent of the extreme poverty line for 5 days.

According to omg, Affleck will be raising awareness and funds relating to extreme poverty for The Global Poverty Project, which has as its website aim to "increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to see an end to extreme poverty."

Expect to see 40-year-old Affleck tweeting his experiences next week on his personal account, as well as @LBLUS.

"Last year we had over 15,000 people participate, and raised over $3 million," Michael Trainer, U.S. Country Director of The Global Poverty Project, said in a statement. "We're excited to leverage the support The Global Poverty Project has received from the campaign last year, and the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park."

According to livebelowtheline.com, those who want to take part in the challenge are recommended to buy just $7.50 at the start of the week.

Live Below the Line was cofounded in 2009 by Rich Fleming from the Global Poverty Project and Nick Allardice from the Oaktree Foundation in Australia.

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