Personal Progress

132%
of goal
$1,000
Goal
$1,327
Raised

Thank you to our amazing contributors!

Craig Harris - $50

Jen Douglas - $50

Lindsay Hill - $101

Anonymous - $500

Angela Brooks - $50

Katrina Chiu - $100

Brie Fraser - $50

Michelle Ellison - $50

Julia Kalbfleisch-Mezo - $50

Amanda MacGregor - $50

John Kalbfleisch - $50

Patty Buick - $26

Susan Young - $50

Marcie Outerbridge - $100

Jennifer Comish - $50

Why Iris Kalbfleisch 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