Six students from the University of Manitoba are giving up the comfort of their beds to sleep outside in a tent for five nights.
Today until March 12, the students will be part of the national 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. The event raises funds to fight youth homelessness and will locally benefit Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY).
It’s the ninth consecutive year students from the U of M’s Asper School of Business will be participating in the campaign.
Noah Yagi, Ashley Richard, Cam Teschuk, Nancy Barajas, Zach Leclerc and Chris Moskal must fulfil their duties as students and attend all their classes. They will not be able to shower and carry any cash or identification, and can only eat food that has been donated to them.
Donations to 5 Days for the Homeless can be made online.