The 5 days for homelessness Campaign consists of:
1. Remaining on campus for five days. The campaign begins 5pm local time on the Sunday of the campaign week and ends at 5pm local time on the Friday.
2. 100% of the funds donated to participants are passed on to the Kingston Youth Shelter.
3. Sleeping outside (voluntary). This is done solely to show our dedication to the 24 hour campaign.
4. Attend all classes. Participants will complete all academic and extra curricular responsibilities, including student organizations and teaching positions.
During the first week of March, Queen’s University students will sleep outside for “5 Days for Homelessness” - a campaign aiming to create awareness about homelessness in Canada, and raise funds for the Kingston Youth Shelter.
You can donate to our campaign and support the KYS at
For more information about the Kingston Youth Shelter visit their website at:
The Kingston Youth Shelter is open to all youth, both male and female, between the ages of 16 and 24 who are in need of emergency housing. They hold up to 15 youth per night. The shelter offers a safe environment with nutritious food, counselling, support and life skills training. The Kingston Youth Shelter strives to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth by offering a safe and supportive emergency shelter that encourages their growth and provides them with access to community resources.