Braving the blizzard to help the homeless

In the Community

Last week, a group of empathetic McGill students braved trying conditions – including a record-breaking blizzard – to raise funds for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. McGill’s 5 Days for the Homeless exceeded its goal by raising over $12,000 for Chez Doris and Dans La Rue, organizations that support homeless people in Montreal.

McGill students raise $17,000 for the homeless

In the Community

Alex Grassby must have a different definition of the word “lucky” than most people. Case in point: “We were lucky,” she says of her and her fellow McGill students who, over the course of five days last week, lived on campus, entirely outside, braving everything from rain and snow to sleet and hail. “Very lucky.”

Walking a mile in another’s shoes

In the Community

A group of McGill students will live outside without money, food or amenities in order to raise money for Montreal’s homeless people.