The event will be held between March 13th and March 18th, 2011.
For the fourth year in a row Concordia alumni and undergraduate students will give up the comforts of home for 5 days and nights to raise awareness and funds to help underprivileged youths get back on their feet.
The event is a five day campaign called "5 Days for the Homeless" in which Concordia, McGill, UQAM and HEC (L’Université de Montréal) students will live “homeless” on their respective campus’ to raise money and awareness for Dans la Rue.
Participants will have to sacrifice comforts such as taking a shower, sleeping in a bed and access to financial resources. At the same time, participants will be expected to attend class and write any exams.
During the five day campaign, students from across the country will be making personal sacrifices to make their community a better place. Students will forgo their comforts and live outside on campus for five full days.Participants will:
1. Remain on campus for five days. The campaign begins 5PM Sunday March 13th 2011 and ends 5PM Friday March 18th 2011.
2. Have no income. 100% of the funds donated to participants are passed on to each regions respective charity cause.
3. Have no food or drinks. Food can only be received through direct donations, and all non perishable food must be held and donated.
4. Have only a pillow and a sleeping bag. These items can be exchanged for an emergency meal.
5. Have no access to showers, or facilities to which their student status would usually grant them access. Washrooms can only be accessed when campus buildings are open.
6. Sleep outside. The only exception is if inclement weather becomes a health risk.
7. Attend all classes. Participants will complete all academic responsibilities, including student organizations and teaching positions.
8. Avoid personal communication media. Participants will be expected to not use cell phone or online social networking websites (Facebook, etc) during the Five Days campaign except for the purposes of promoting the campaign. Each region is required to have at least one cell phone for safety purposes.
9. Write about their experiences. Participants’ experiences will be posted on an online blog available on www.5days.ca