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Katie Flanagan

Fifth time core sleeper

Why I am doing this:

I first heard about the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign five years ago. The idea was brought up at a DCS meeting to bring the campaign to Halifax, and I immediately knew that it was something I wanted to be a part of. I had the privilege of sleeping outside that year, and it provided me with a whole new perspective when it comes to the prevalence of youth homelessness. I quickly became passionate about Phoenix Youth Programs and the work that they provide to youth that are both at risk and experiencing homelessness in the Halifax area. I have had the great pleasure to sleep outside and raise funds and awareness for Phoenix through the 5 Days campaign for the past four years, and I can't think of a better way to cap off my time at Dalhousie than to spend one last week doing what I love for an organization that I am passionate about!

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