Help Queens University Students reach their goal of $7500 in support of The Kingston Youth Shelter.
Hear how Gemma is doing on day 2:
For more information/how to donate please visit: http://5days.ca/queens/
More on the cause:
5 Days for the Homeless is a national campaign that is run through Canadian University and College campuses in which students volunteer to spend 5 days and 5 nights living outside off nothing other than the donations they receive. The purpose of this campaign is to help raise awareness for and reduce the stigma towards homelessness in our communities. From Sunday, March 9th to Friday, March 14th, a group of committed students will be participating in the Kingston chapter of the campaign and camping out on the corner of University and Union. All donations collected during the campaign go directly to the local Kingston Youth Shelter.
Youth homelessness is a very prevalent problem in Kingston, and there is only a single shelter in the area that has accommodations and resources that are specific only to youth. In recent years the Kingston Youth Shelter had lost a lot of its funding and was looking at the possibility of closing some of their beds in order to remain open. The Youth Shelter is a very important shelter and resource, since its goal is to not only help offer a safe space for homeless youth to go, but offers them resources to remain in or return to school, to find new homes, and have the personal support to go through all of the challenges that they face. To lose this resource would be a great loss for the Kingston community. The funds raised throughout the 5 Days campaign will help the Kingston Youth Shelter remain running at full capacity.
More information about the youth shelter can be found at