Test Your Knowledge
How much do you know about the issues?
Test your knowledge with this simple quiz and then read about the facts behind the answers!
1. How many dogs and cats enter U.S. animal shelters every year because they don’t have a home?
a. Between 1 and 2 million
b. Between 4 and 5 million
c. Between 6 and 8 million
d. Between 10 and 12 million
2. Guide Dogs help people who are blind or have other physical challenges to live more independently. How much does it cost to train one Guide Dog?
a. Approximately $45,000 per dog
b. Approximately $85,000 per dog
c. Approximately $105,000 per dog
d. Approximately $130,000 per dog
3. What do you think is the annual cost to clean up litter on the sides of our roads in the U.S?
a. $58 million dollars
b. $85 million dollars
c. $105 million dollars
d. $115 million dollars
4. How much garbage do Americans produce each year?
a. 93 million tons
b. 154 million tons
c. 209 million tons
d. 223 million tons
5. In 2007, how many children in our country receive free or reduced-price breakfast in school?
a. Approximately 8 million children
b. Approximately 10 million children
c. Approximately 12 million children
d. Approximately 14 million children
6. As of September 2009, how many kids and teens lived in foster care in the United States?
a. Approximately $380,000
b. Approximately $400,000
c. Approximately $425,000
d. Approximately $440,000
7. On average, how much will caregivers spend on school supplies the month before school starts?
a. Approximately $55
b. Approximately $68
c. Approximately $75
d. Approximately $81
8. By the year 2020, what is the expected senior population in the United States?
a. Approximately 55 million people
b. Approximately 60 million people
c. Approximately 64 million people
d. Approximately 69 million people
9. What percentage of U.S. voters in the last presidential election were age 65 and older?
a. Approximately 60 percent
b. Approximately 70 percent
c. Approximately 80 percent
d. Approximately 90 percent
10. How old do you have to be in order to volunteer in your community?
d. I can volunteer at any age
Did you know…
Between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats enter U.S. animal shelters every year… far too all find homes. Many dogs and cats that are euthanized due to pet overpopulation could have made awesome pets. Click here to find out more about what you can do to help stray animals in your community! Hope for a Home: Adopt Me Bandanas
There aren’t enough Guide Dogs for all the people that need them and since it costs approximately $85,000 to get each dog ready for their job, money is needed to help train more animals for the people who need them. To learn more about how you can help, click here! Cash for Canines: Raising Money for Guide Dog Training
The annual cost of roadside litter control nationwide is around $115 million dollars! Think about all the things we could use that money for if we didn’t have to spend it picking up after litterbugs! To find out more about what you can do to help our environment, click here! Let's Right a Wrong: Help Keep our Parks Clean
Each year Americans produce 154 million tons of garbage! That is over 3,000,000,000 pounds of garbage in our country EVERY year! To learn more about what you can do to help reduce the amount of garbage we make, click here! Designer Reusable Bags
The Federal School Breakfast Program served breakfast to 10.1 million children in 2007. Of these children, 8.1 million received a free or reduced-price breakfast. Many of these children can’t afford healthy meals on the weekends or vacations. To learn more about what you can do to help feed children who are hungry, click here! Breakfast Boxes for Families
As of September 2009, there were 423,773 kids and teens in foster care in the United States. Often these kids and teens lack basic necessities because many foster families have limited incomes. To learn more about what you can do to help the homeless, click here! Help Peers in Need Stay Healthy and Clean
Actually, according to the National Retail Federation, a caregiver will spend on average $81.83 on school supplies the month before school starts. That’s a lot of pencils, pens and notebooks! To learn more about what you can do to help kids and teens that can’t afford new school supplies, click here! Help Students in Need Get Ready for School: School Supply Boxes
From 1990 to 2020, the senior population is projected to increase to 54 million people. That means by the year 2020, 1 in 6 Americans will be seniors! To find out more about what you can do to help senior Americans, click here! Visiting Seniors: Bingo
79 percent of U.S. citizens age 65 and older were registered to vote in the last presidential election. Actually, seniors make up the highest percentage of registered voters in any age group! To learn more about what you can do to help seniors in your community, click here! Connecting Generations: Have a Heart, Lend a Hand
There are things you can do at any age (with supervision from an adult or caregiver) to make a difference in your community. Be a student volunteer with generationOn projects and find a list of issues and projects you can do to help at the top tabs. Go on! Make your mark on the world!
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