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5 Days for the Homeless

Sunday, February 25 2018 08:00am | West Portico on the College Green

Six OHIO One-Year MBA students will be going homeless on the Athens Campus to raise awareness and funds for homelessness in Southeast Ohio. Here's how you can help.

From February 25 to March 2 2018, six students from Ohio University's One-Year MBA program will be going homeless on the Athens Campus to raise awareness for homelessness in the Southeast Ohio area. In addition to awareness, the 5 Days for the Homeless (5D4H) campaign also seeks to raise funds for a local organization that supports those in need. All of the donations raised during this campaign will go to support the Good Works, Inc. Timothy House, an organization that provides shelter and opportunity to those struggling in the area. Together, we hope to make a difference for many and break down the stereotypes that surround homelessness. 

How to Get Involved 

Throughout the five days, the six students will be holding various events to raise awareness of 5 Days for the Homeless, raise funds for the Timothy House, and get the Ohio University community involved. Each day will have a different event that can be found on the 5D4H calendar

Join the sleepers for one night! By raising $50 or simply donating $50 to the campaign, you can sleep out with our 5D4H team. To sign up, please fill out the Google Form.

5 Dares for the Homeless
Throughout the campaign, there will be five faculty dares (head shave, sleep out, pie in the face, wear a costume to work, hair dye). Each day, there will be a fundraising goal, and if that goal is met, the faculty member will have to complete the dare the following day. If you would like to be involved in a dare or know someone that would be willing to, please email Nicole at

If you are unable to participate in any of the 5 Days for the Homeless events from February 25 to March 2, but would like to donate to the campaign, please visit our website at

All of the funds raised will be going to support the Good Works Timothy House.

Spread the Word
The more we can spread awareness of the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign, the greater the impact we can make in the lives of others. Please share our website and follow our journey on Twitter: @5daysOU.

About 5 Days for the Homeless

5 Days for the Homeless is an initiative created to raise awareness for homelessness. It was founded in 2005 by students at the University of Alberta School of Business in Canada. For five days, students slept outside and went without basic necessities to understand and demonstrate to others the struggles of living below the poverty line. What began as a grassroots initiative to raise awareness about homelessness, quickly turned into a philanthropic success in its first year by raising $2,000 for the local youth shelter. Since then, numerous universities across Canada have held their own 5 Days for the Homeless campaigns and had large success. Now, One-Year MBA students at Ohio University are bringing the initiative to the United States for the first time.