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Concordia's 5 Days for the Homeless campaign digs deep
March 21, 2011
Source: Concordia Journal

A few days of cold and rain didn’t dampen the spirits of participants in the 5 Days for the Homeless fundraiser.

The annual campaign (March 13 to 18 this year) sees volunteers live “homeless” for five days to raise money and awareness for Dans la rue, a Montreal organization that helps those without homes.

This year’s fundraising goal for Concordia is $35,000. At press time on Friday afternoon, the group had raised over $31,000.

Day one turned out to be the most successful first day of the initiative’s four-year history at Concordia, raising $4,500. Day two bested that figure, raising $5,000.

“It’s been a long five days, but the help and the support from the community have been monumental,” says 5 Days organizer Josh Redler.

Although the on-the-street fundraiser is over, donations can still be made at on their website.

Concordia's 5 Days for the Homeless campaign met and exceeded its goal. This year, our participants raised $35,140.97, topping the amounts raised by all 21 participating universities across Canada. Congratulations and well done!

Related links:
•   Concordia’s 5 Days for the Homeless campaign
•   Dans la rue
•   “5 Days for the Homeless” – Concordia Journal, March 7, 2011

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