University of Regina
The mission of our 5 Days for the Homeless campaign is to raise awareness about homelessness in Regina and collect monetary donations for Carmichael Outreach. In 2015 we had a goal to raise $26,000 for Carmichael Outreach, we were able to surpass our goal and raise over $30,000! In 2016, we are determined to make the campaign the biggest success yet and top our donations from the previous year. Our 2016 goal is to raise $35,000!! We will also be collecting clothing and house items to donate to Carmichael Outreach, as well as food for the Regina Food Bank. Throughout the campaign our organizing committee, volunteers, and participants will be bringing awareness to homelessness in our Regina community.
The money that is raised during the project will be directly donated to the Carmichael Outreach Centre in Regina. 5 Days for the Homeless helps to raise funds for this extremely deserving organization, as well as provides education to students about the severity of homelessness, especially among youth. By actually seeing their friends and fellow students sleeping and living outside it helps students put into perspective the pressing issue of homelessness, which often goes overlooked. This event is meant to show that homelessness is not always a choice but a matter of circumstance, and anyone could end up without a place to call home. It also places emphasis on the need for organizations such as Carmichael Outreach to help these struggling individuals.
The Carmichael Outreach Center helps our city by providing services and supplies to those in Regina who need it most. They offer harm reduction services, health education programs and counselling referrals. This non-profit organization also provides emergency food and baby supplies for up to 400 people each day. 5 Days for the Homeless helps to raise funds for this extremely deserving organization, as well as provide education to students about the severity of homelessness, especially among youth.
Throughout the week, large events and press conferences will be held to increase awareness about homelessness in our community, and to help with the fundraising efforts.
Sunday, March 6th, 2016:
1:00pm- Kick Off Event (Riddell)
4:00pm- Regina Pats Game, Puck Drop with Participants and Volunteers
5:00pm- Campaign Begins
Monday, March 7th, 2016:
6:00 pm – “Friends of 5 Days “(Alumni and Sponsorship Event), CRAVE
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016:
7:00pm – Concert Night at the Owl, Andino Suns and The Pistolwhips
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016:
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Meal Fundraiser, location TBA
Thursday, March 10th, 2016:
11:30am – 2:00pm – Downtown Donation Day (Scarth Street)
7:00pm- Lip Sync Battle at the Owl
Friday, March 11th, 2016:
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Closing Ceremonies and Press Conference (Glass Atrium)
5:00pm – Campaign Ends