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February 02. 2017

Ottawa, ON – For the sixth year in a row, the University of Ottawa’s Sigma Chi Fraternity is planning its 72-hour winter sleep out “Homeless for the Homeless” on the University campus to raise awareness and funds for people in need at The Ottawa Mission.

Members of the Lambda Theta chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity will set up a tent on the U of O campus (UCU lawn) next Monday, February 6th and take shifts manning the tent for 72 hours straight.

The fraternity members will also be collecting donations again this year for The Ottawa Mission. Over the past 6 years, Sigma Chi members have raised $15,000 to help people in need!

To support their initiative, members of the public can either drop by the fraternity’s tent on campus or go to and make an online donation to support life-changing services for people experiencing homelessness.

About The Ottawa Mission

Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been serving the homeless, the hungry, and the lost by providing food, clothing, shelter, and hope. In 2016, The Ottawa Mission sheltered an average of 220 men every night and served an average of 1,307 meals every day. The Ottawa Mission also operates Addiction Treatment programs, a Food Services Job Training program, a Medical/Dental Clinic, and a Hospice for people experiencing homelessness.


Shirley Roy | Community & Media Relations Manager
613.234.1144 ext.305


Ryan Mullin | Public Relations Chair of Sigma Chi