Why Should I Fundraise?

This year in Ottawa alone, more than 1000 young people in our city will spend the coldest, darkest, months of the year with no place to call home. Sadly, the winter is not the only battle for homeless youth. Many are also suffering from trauma, mental health issues, poverty, and addiction. YSB’s SleepOUT for Youth event raises critical funds to support Ottawa’s only youth emergency shelters and programming to give at-risk youth a brighter future.

Our community continues to be in crisis. With winter only weeks away, we know how cold Ottawa’s nights will get. Luckily many of us have options at the end of our day, a warm bed to sleep in, a hot meal to eat, and a loving supportive network of friends and family. Without your support, homeless youth will find themselves cold, hungry and alone. YSB’s SleepOUT for Youth event raises critical funds to support Ottawa’s only youth emergency shelters and programming to give at-risk youth a brighter future. 24% of shelter users in Ottawa are under the age of 17, and we can all agree that the streets are no place for a young person. Your dollars will provide homeless youth a renewed sense of hope for their future! 

How your fundraising dollars make a difference:

  • Every $50 raised provides a critical hour of counselling 
  • Every $65 gives a hungry youth a week of warm dinners
  • Every $100 lets us prepare a start up kit for a youth leaving the shelter
  • Every dollar raised helps give a young person the courage to leave an abusive relationship
  • Every dollar raised helps give a young person the confidence to return to school or pusue a job

Thank you for your support!

 

  • Each $150.00 committed provides one night of safety off the streets