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$ 21570.1 Donated
$ 30000 Goal

Welcome to the University of Alberta’s 5 Days For the Homeless campaign page! 


On behalf of the 5 Days Edmonton Team we would like to thank everyone that has generously donated to our cause thus far!

We started off our week early Monday morning with pancake breakfast,  at 8:00 am serving breakfast to students in two locations,  Main Quad and Tory Atrium. On Tuesday we had a speaker series in the Education Building, in which our audience learned from people who have had their lives influenced by youth homelessness on a personal level. On Wednesday we had 3 events including a bake sale, trivia night and a sleep-a-thon in which bold individuals could come join us outside for a night! Following that, on Thursday, we held a documentary screening. The film, Through my Eyes, offers an honest look into the realities of Edmonton’s homeless youth. To wrap things up on Friday we held a grilled cheese give-away during lunchtime in the Central Academic Building.

Interviews & News Coverage

Check out an interview with Sam and Kaitlyn on the Edmonton Morning News!

Watch Emily and Saul interview with Global News to talk about their experience with 5 Days for the Homeless.




This is the 13th straight year that 5 Days for the Homeless Edmonton has had the opportunity to work with Youth Empowerment & Support Services!

YESS is a relentlessly dedicated not-for-profit organization that shapes the future of Edmonton by supporting youth facing difficult realities.  Last year, YESS directly served over 600 youth! We’re proud to partner with them to ensure that they can continue to support the work that they do every day with at-risk and homeless youth. 


This year’s campaign will begin on March 11th and run until the 16th.


If you’re interested in hearing more or would like to get involved with the campaign – contact us by email at Edmonton@5days.ca, or on Facebook.

Contact the University of Alberta team:

  • University of Alberta
  • Edmonton@5days.ca

Our Participants

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Samantha Tewitz

My name is Samantha Tewitz and I am this year’s Chair for the 5 Days for the Homeless 2018 campaign. I am in my fourth year here at the University of Alberta majoring in Human Resources within the business faculty.
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Kaitlyn Hunder

Hi everyone! My name is Kaitlyn and for the 5 Days for the Homeless this year I am in-charge of public relations. I'm in my 4th year at the University of Alberta with a major in Human Resources and minor in Marketing.
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Emma Wolodko

Hey there! My name is Emma and i'm a fourth year Business Economics and Business Law student with a minor in International Business. I'm looking after the finances for the 5 days campaign this year.
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Saul Sych

Hey there! I’m Saul Sych, a Marketing major and a Psychology minor. This year I am lucky enough to be part of the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign as VP Marketing!
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Lukas Adomonis

Hi! My name is Lukas, I'm in my third year at the Alberta School of Business majoring in Strategic Management with a minor in Marketing. I'm part of this year's Student Relations team and will be organizing our volunteers.
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Anika Garlick

Hi my name is Anika Garlick and I'm one of the VP Student Relations for this year's 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. I'm in my first year at the Alberta School of Business, majoring in Business Economics and Law.
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Tylor Murray

My name is Tylor Murray and I am one of the Corporate Relation VP's for the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. I am currently in my first year of my after-degree majoring in Finance and minoring in Business law and economics.
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Emily Phillipos

Hey! My name is Emily and I am one of two VP Corporate Relations for the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign of 2018. I'm now working on completing an after-degree in Strategic Management and Organization at the University of Alberta.