Personal Progress

36%
of goal
$5,000
Goal
$1,801
Raised

Thank you to our amazing contributors!

Rick Bayer - $200

archie johnston - $50

Barbara Peters - $201

William Boswell - $500

Brett Bryan - $100

Ken Wiens - $100

RONALD DRAPER - $100

Robert Friesen - $500

Lyndon Throness - $50

Why Cecil Rast is Sleeping Outside

I’m sleeping outside to help fight and prevent youth homelessness.

In April, the homeless count* found that there were nearly 700 youth (age 13-24) homeless in Metro Vancouver. Hundreds to thousands more experience episodic homelessness and are considered precariously or inappropriately housed. According to Raise the Roof**, over 35,000 youth experience homelessness throughout the year in Canada. Family conflict, addiction and mental health issues were cited as the biggest reasons individuals found themselves homeless.

By making a donation to me, you are continuing Youth Unlimited’s active and prevention work with homeless and vulnerable youth, providing tangible help, caring support and a way out.

I’m giving up one night, so these youth can have a lifetime. Please support me by donating generously!

*https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/at-least-681-youths-are-homeless-according-to-metro-vancouver-count

*https://www.raisingtheroof.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/road2sols-FINAL.pdf