To increase the awareness of youth who are homeless and sleeping on the streets or anywhere that they can feel safe, the youth of Ottawa slept out on the grass at Ottawa City Hall on the night of Thursday, November 19th.
Our Kiwanis Club has taken on the challenge of assisting with youth homelessness and recently contributed $50,000.00 to the Youth Services Bureau.
Past President Gary Flockton was one of the volunteers who spent the night outside. You can support Gary's fund raising effort here. In the morning, volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, the Circle K Club at Ottawa U, and Key Clubbers served breakfast to the youth.
For more on the event see here http://sleepout.ysb.ca