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$ 4788 Donated
$ 3000 Goal

5 Days for the Homeless was founded in 2005 by students at the University of Alberta School of Business in Canada. For 5 days, students slept outside and went without basic necessities to understand and show to others 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 $2000, doubling the original goal, to go toward 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, Master of Business Administration students at Ohio University are bringing the initiative to the United States for the first time. 

From February 25th until March 2nd 2018, 6 MBA students from Ohio University will be going homeless on the university campus to raise awareness for homelessness in the Southeast Ohio area. In addition to awareness, the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign will 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 Good Works Inc. Timothy House, an organization that provides shelter and opportunity to those struggling in the Athens area. Together, we hope to make a difference for many and break down the stereotypes that surround homelessness

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Check out our calendar of events for February 25th-March 2nd!


Sign up for the Sleep-a-thon!

Join our sleepers on Tuesday February 27th for the night! To participate, raise/donate $50 and fill out this form.

First 3 students to sign up will receive a gift certificate for Buffalo Wild Wings!


See how our sleepers are doing!

Day 1 Participant Thoughts:

Day 2 Participant Thoughts:

Day 3 Participant Thoughts:

Final Thoughts on the last few nights from some of our participants:

final video – zac and michaella

In Support Of:

Contact the Ohio University team:

  • Nicole Galli
  • ng075916@ohio.edu

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Our Participants

This year, all of our participants are in the Master of Business Administration program at Ohio University. Along with the support of our classmates, faculty and community, we hope to raise awareness and help break the cycle of homelessness. You’ll find us on the College Green from February 25-March 2!

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Nicole Galli

I am a first year student in the MBA/MSA program at Ohio University. I am originally from Ontario, Canada, where I completed my undergrad at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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Zac Lazzaro

I am a MBA/MSA candidate at Ohio University that originally hails from Philadelphia. I am an Alumni of Neumann University and North American Hockey League.
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Lemar Daniels

I am a MBA/MSA student from Toledo, Ohio. I attended Washington Adventist University for my undergrad where I was a student athlete.
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Danielle Davis

I am a current first year MBA/MSA graduate student at Ohio university. I completed my undergraduate bachelor of science in kinesiology at the university of Illinois Urbana Champaign, as well as played on the varsity volleyball team.
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Shelby Brown

I am in my first of two years of the dual MBA/MSA program at Ohio University and I am originally from Norman, Oklahoma, where I attended the University of Oklahoma and received my bachelor’s in business administration.