Mothers Sleep On The Streets To Raise £150,000 For Homeless Youths

As charity stunts go, this one’s pretty awesome.

1. This is Vivian Greaves.

2. Twenty years ago she lost custody of her child and became homeless.

3. She was eventually taken in by Covenant House, a privately-funded charity to help homeless children.

4. She felt suicidal as a result of losing her daughter.

5. WIth Covenant House’s help she got a job and an apartment and has now been reunited with her child.

6. She took part in the charity’s latest initiative. It put out a call to mothers to spend a night on the streets in solidarity with young homeless people.

7. Sleep Out: Mothers Edition was held in Houston and New York.

8. It eventually raised $260,000.

9. Well done ladies!

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Alan White is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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