Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity from Trent University are kicking off their 13th annual ‘TKE in a Box” fundraiser on February 2-4, in support of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region. The student volunteers will spend 48 hours out in the cold at a parking lot in downtown Peterborough to raise funds and awareness on housing issues and the need for safe, decent and affordable homes in the community.
TKE Fraternity members will volunteer in shifts and remain outside for the duration of the weekend, encouraging conversations with the public and accepting donations in support of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region’s 12-unit affordable condo development, Leahy’s Lane Phase 2. The Fraternity Members will camp out in a temporary shelter located in the Venture North parking lot, with the hopes of beating their fundraising goal of $5,000!
1 in 7 Canadian households do not have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. A lack of affordable housing options means that the country’s most financially vulnerable families are struggling to make ends meet, often while living in sub-standard housing.
TKE is comprised of male-identifying students from Fleming College and Trent University, cultivating its members to become better men for a better world.
To learn more about TKE Upsilon Kappa chapter, visit their Facebook.
To donate to the TKE In A Box, visit the fundraiser page here.