UWindsor Students Go Homeless
Thursday November 5th, 2015
Posted at 8:17pm
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Some students on the University of Windsor campus are now homeless, but for a good cause.
From Thursday November 5th to Saturday November 7th members of Pi Lambda Phifraternity will be living on campus, just outside the Leddy Library in a shack constructed entirely from discarded materials including cardboard, tarps, twine, and wooden pallets to raise awareness of the plight and the increasing population of the homeless community within Windsor.
The fraternity will be accepting donations in the form of cash, clothing, and non-perishable food items where all proceeds will be directly donated to the Downtown Mission. The Downtown Mission serves over 120,000 meals per year, at an average cost of $2.97 per meal, while being funded entirely by donations.
The event averages roughly $800 in monetary donations, along with donations of food and clothing. Due to the increased need for expanding support at the Downtown Mission the fraternity is expecting to raise $1,500 this year.