Philanthropic Initiatives

5 Days for the Homeless

This charity initiative was founded by business students from the University of Alberta in 2005. Their mission was to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness and at risk youth, raise monetary donations for local charities across the country, and to change the image of business students.

During this event, student participants live “homeless” on campus for five days in March in an attempt to achieve these goals. The students sleep outdoors and are only allowed to eat donated food and drinks, and must attend all of their scheduled classes. They begin the campaign with nothing but the clothes on their backs, a sleeping bag, and pillow, and construct makeshift homes out of cardboard. Since its inception, this movement has expanded from the University of Alberta to a national group of over sixteen universities. The 2012 campaign raised over $240,000, shattering its target. This is the sixth year that UNBC has participated in the event and we are happy to once again extend the opportunity to our corporate sponsors to become involved. We feel that by working with a corporate partner, we can use this event to bolster even more awareness to an important cause.

Clubs Day

Clubs Day is an event that the UNBC Northern Undergraduate Student Society hosts in order to raise money within the community of Prince George for a local charity of choice. The CSS has taken part in this charity event for many years. This year on September 25th the Commerce Student Society plans to be more involved in the community. Therefore we will be washing windshields in all of the Tim Horton’s drive thru’s around the city for monetary donations and we plan on raising more money then ever before. 

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse Canada is the Canadian arm of a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.

Our society will be collecting the packed shoeboxes on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse Canada. Closer to the event we will be setting goals for the campus and marketing the campaign ourselves.

For more information about the initiative please visit the campaign website: www.samaritanspurse.ca