Members of Windsor’s Pi Lambda Phi fraternity will construct a cardboard shelter outside the Leddy Library on Thursday as a way to call attention to the plight of the homeless.
Volunteers will stay in the shelter overnight, collecting donations of canned goods, clothing and cash to benefit the Downtown Mission.
“We are providing university students with an image of the living conditions of the homeless,” says Armand Anderson, president of the fraternity’s local chapter. “No one should have to live in a cardboard shack. We are trying to let people know that this actually happens to people and they need as much help as they can get.”
He invites contributions to “Homeless for the Homeless” on November 8 and 9. Over the past four years, the event has raised more than $3,000 and over a dozen boxes of canned food and clothes.