5 Days for The Homeless was founded as a local initiative by University of Alberta School of Business students. This initiative, after running very successfully for a number of years on the Edmonton campus at the University of Alberta, was taken national in 2008. To date, the campaign has raised over $985,000 for charitable organizations across the country and has spread its message from coast to coast.
5 Days for the Homeless aims to increase awareness of homelessness and raise donations for local charitable organizations supporting homeless and at-risk youth across the country.
5 Days for the Homeless strives to create a society where all homeless individuals are given the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
5 Days for the Homeless pursues its mission and vision by focusing on the values of equality, diversity, dignity and integrity.
We believe that every person should have equal opportunities to achieve success. We further recognize our responsibility to provide opportunities for those at-risk individuals so that they can achieve their own definition of success without sacrificing their dignity and integrity.