Students from the University of Manitoba decided to live on the street for five days to attract the attention of city residents to homelessness.
Shona Grewar is one of the students who take part in the initiative. She said that they built the shelter on March 10 near the University. Starting from that day they live on the street and take food, water and other donations from caring city residents.
The students also raise money for Resource Assistance for Youth.
Grewar said that it is not as easy as it may seem, because it is not summer outside. However, the number of people who come to make a donation gives hope for a better future.
These young people believe that they can raise the awareness of Winnipeggers for the problem of homelessness and to make them become more caring for those who are much less fortunate in their lives.
At the moment, students have collected about $16,000. Their goal is $20,000.
If you want to contribute, do not pass by. Any clothes, food, water and financial donations will be essential for students.