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About 5 Days for the Homeless

5 Days for the Homeless was founded at the University of Alberta’s School of Business in 2005. The students identified homelessness as a growing issue and wanted to give back to the community. Learn more

2005
5 Days for the homeless is founded at the University of Alberta
Total Raised to Date:
$2,000
2008
5 Days for the homeless goes national and is picked up by 10 Canadian universities
Total Raised to Date:
$164,387
2009
18 schools across Canada take part and one school is joined by Guest Sleeper Justin Trudeau
Total Raised to Date:
$338,879
2011
Now at 22 schools across Canada and raises $225,524 nationally for the year
Total Raised to Date:
$747,192
2013
5 Days for the Homeless surpasses $1 million raised for Canadian homeless shelters
Total Raised to Date:
$1,223,794
2014
5 Days for the homeless is now at 26 schools across Canada
Total Raised to Date:
$1,462,500
2015
Ten years helping homeless charities across Canada!
Total Raised to Date:
$1,657,650
2016
Over $235,000 raised and given to our partnering charities in 2016.Total Raised to Date:
$1,893,525
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