If you’ve passed by a homeless person and felt unsure of how you can help, an upcoming event will provide an opportunity.
5 Days for the Homeless is a nationwide initiative to increase awareness and raise donations for local charitable organizations supporting homeless.
The Management Student Association at UBC Okanagan Campus hosts this event every year and has students sleeping outside to help raise money throughout the week.
This year, it will run from March 19 to March 23 and is open to anyone who is a UBC student in any faculty and any year.
On Sunday, March 19, students will host a drive-through breakfast downtown in Kerry Park. The breakfast is open to the general public and will feature pancakes, bacon and coffee.
From March 20-23, UBCO will host events on campus including a variety of barbecues and a bottle drive.
Universities across the country will be participating in the initiative.
For more information you can visit ok.ubc.ca