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University of Manitoba

$ 11914.9 Donated
$ 30000 Goal

The University of Manitoba is in its 10th year of facilitating the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. We are excited to be raising funds for RaY or Resource Assistance for Youth, an organization that provides resources for underprivileged youth right here in Winnipeg. Our event will take place from the 12th to the 16th of March on the U of M campus – the sleeper site will be outside the east doors of UMSU University Centre.

Some important dates for this year include:

5-Hole for the Homeless – March 11, 2018 | 10am – 3pm | AC Parking Lot, University of Manitoba

5 Acts for the Homeless Social – March 15th, 2018 | 7:30pm-late |St. Norbert Hotel, 3540 Pembina Highway

-Opening Ceremonies – March 12th, 2018 | 12:00 noon | Fishbowl, Asper School of Business, 181 Freedman Crescent

-Closing Ceremonies – March 17, 2018 | 12:00 noon | Fishbowl, Asper School of Business, 181 Freedman Crescent


Testimonial from Andrew Ward – Resource Assistance for Youth

“Youth Homelessmess and poverty is an issue which affects, and reflects, our community as a whole. It’s a daily fact of life when commuting from the suburbs to downtown seeing a young person on a street corner asking from change – yet often we turn the other cheek ignoring and hoping it will go away, never to be spoken about except in apathy or disdain. The organizers and sleepers of 5 Days for the Homeless are directly and tangibly addressing the issue of youth homelessness, not by posing or pretending, but by raising awareness and stirring conversation. Their action and fundraising efforts support an agency which, quite literally, houses, educates and employs Winnipeg’s homeless. In today’s day and age, in Canada, there is absolutely no reason kids should be living on the street; no reason they should not have the same opportunities the majority of us had growing up – that is a conversation that can never stop.”

A big thank you to our fantastic sponsors

  • Commerce Students’ Association
  • University of Manitoba Students Union
  • Birchwood Automotive
  • Bison Transport
  • The St. Norbert Hotel


Contact the University of Manitoba team:

  • Ashley-Rose Aseltine and Megan Parsons
  • 5days@aspercsa.com
  • (204) 474-7363

Thank you to our sponsors!

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