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Students Camping Out in Five-Day Fundraiser

March 13, 2011 8:10 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

A group of students from the Asper School of Business will begin their five-day campaign to raise awareness and money for homelessness.

Students will live outside at the University of Manitoba as part of the third annual 5 Days for the Homeless campaign beginning at 5 p.m. today until Friday, March 18.

The students won’t have access to showers or income, and will only be able to eat items donated to them. In addition, they will still have to attend all their daily classes.

Twenty-one other universities across Canada will be participating in similar campaigns. The U of M’s campaign will donate all funds to Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY).

Money will be raised through donations received at seven locations across the campus and through various secondary events including a pancake breakfast, BBQ, coffee house, and silent auction.

You can get updates on their activities by visiting 5days.ca/winnipeg.