University of Alberta
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.
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Contact the University of Alberta team:
- University of Alberta