Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Student Walk for Homeless Youth

What is the Walk for Homeless Youth? (#WHY17)

Join and Help Us Reach Our WHY17 Goals!

  • Help us raise $14,000 for homeless and at-risk youth supported by Eva’s
  • Help us register 1,000+ student participants across 10 schools

Donate To #WHY17, a Student Participant, or a School Team

The 10th Annual Walk for Homeless Youth provides youth in grades 6 to 10 an opportunity help their peers experiencing homelessness. It challenges students to put themselves “in the shoes” of someone experiencing homelessness—to get a sense of what it feels to be cold, tired, and a little bit hungry. WHY17 helps young people build empathy and understanding for their peers who don’t have a place to call home. That is key to building a future without youth homelessness!

There are at least 10,000 homeless youth in Toronto every year and as many as 2,000 on any given night. Funds raised through WHY17 goes to shelter, food, and programs at Eva’s.

WHY is a challenge that leads students down an inspiring path laid by incredible Toronto community leaders. It was founded in memory of Floyd Honey, a tireless humanitarian, social justice advocate, and supporter of Eva’s. It upholds the spirit of Eva Smith, visionary founder of Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth, and it continues through the support of many dedicated volunteers. In 2016, over 500 students participated in WHY and raised over $12,000.

For more information, contact Anna Borges:
phone 416-977-4497 x130 | email aborges@evas.ca

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