Brock students kick off 5 days for the homeless

Cold nights on the hard, unforgiving ground.

It's a reality for many of Niagara's less fortunate, and for a group of Brock University students this week, it will become their new reality.

Starting today volunteers are taking part in 5 Days for the Homeless, an initiative that will see them leave their warm beds and live rough for to raise funds and awareness.

The team hopes to raise $5,000.

Students will be camped outside Mackenzie Chown Complex A Block.

Donations of cash and non-perishable food will be gratefully accepted.

A donation page has  been set up online at