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$ 2000 Goal

This years 5 Days for the Homeless campaign is being hosted by the UTM Helping Hands. We are a group of students who are dedicated towards raising awareness for the homeless, orphan, and disadvantaged youth communities in the GTA.

Our goal this year is to raise $2000.00 for ‘The Dam’, a safe haven for youth at risk in Mississauga. We will reach our goal by hosting various fund-raisers throughout the duration of this campaign. Join us in creating a Mississauga where everybody has a place to call home! 

Event Timeline:

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Campaign Kick Off: Participants will enjoy a hot lunch before beginning their week of homelessness. We will make our signs at this time and set up post outside of the Blind Duck Pub!

Monday, March 20, 2017: Day 1: Our focus today will be on Youth at Risk as a general topic. We will provide trivia where you will have the opportunity to win some prizes if you participate.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017: Day 2: Today we will discuss how family violence has the ability to severely impact why a youth lives homelessly. You will have the opportunity to purchase an ice cream Sunday in order to support our participants; we also encourage you to buy an ice cream Sunday for our participants!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Day 3: Today’s focus will be on the correlation between mental illness and homelessness. We will have games and trivia available at our information booth where you will be able to donate & participate.

Thursday, March 23, 2017: Day 4: On the eve of concluding our 5 Days of homelessness, we will focus on the impact that addiction has on why individuals are homeless. Stop by to purchase fresh made waffle with all the fixings! Once again, all proceeds go to The Dam. Later in the evening, some of our participants will have the opportunity to speak about their experience at UTM Helping Hands Youth Talks Event. For more information on this event, please visit the UTM Helping Hands facebook page.

Friday, March 24, 2017: Day 5 & Closing Ceremonies: Participants will have the opportunity to share one final day of reflection with one another as their week of homelessness comes to an end. At 5:00pm, they will be treated to a hot meal and a gift for participation.



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Contact the University of Toronto Mississauga team:

  • Bianca Freitas
  • bianca.freitas@mail.utoronto.ca

Our Participants

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Bianca Freitas

My name is Bianca Freitas. I am a fourth year student at UTM specializing in Italian. I am an executive member of the UTM Helping Hands club on campus.