Students going homeless to raise money
For five nights the small group will sleep outdoors, with a goal of raising $25,000 for the Youth Emergency Shelter Society, eclipsing last year’s mark of $15,000.
Armed with only the clothes they are wearing, some sleeping bags, and no security, the g timberland outlet roup will be huddling together outside the School of Business building.
They’re not allowed to shower, they’re not allowed to pack extra clothes and they are not allowed to spe timberland outlet nd money on food.
Instead, timberland outlet the students will be forced to beg for food a message they hope to spread across campus about what Edmonton’s homeless community goes through every night.
“To be out here sleeping out in the cold will be a life changing experience,” said Miller.
Kimberley Menard, a 20 year old business student, admitted the cold nights outside will be her first time ever camping.
“I am a little nervous about this, but I am really passionate about what we’re doing,” said Menard, who is also the campaign’s chair.
“I know this is for a good cause and I am really excited to see how much awareness we can raise here and how big we can make this.”
The five days of homelessness was timberland outlet kicked off by three business students at the university in 2005. Menard said the trio launched the campaign over concerns of the high number of young people sleeping in city streets.