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The Bachelorette

Why is Bachelorette Jillian Harris Sleeping on the Street?

Hailing from the Great White North, Season 5 Bachelorette Jillian Harris is no stranger to cold temperatures. Nevertheless, we’re pretty sure she’s accustomed to sleeping in a warm bed (next to her hot snowboarder boyfriend, Justin) at the end of the night. This Thursday night, however, Jillian will be sleeping on a cold Vancouver street with only a piece of cardboard and a thin sleeping bag (and the aforementioned hot boyfriend) to keep her warm. But why?

Jillian and Justin are participating in Sleep Out for Homeless Youth, a fundraiser in support of the shelter that houses 16-to-22-year olds in crisis. Sleep Out participants find others to sponsor them while they spend the night outside in the harsh conditions many homeless teens would face every night. Considering how cold Vancouver can be in November, especially at night, that is no small feat! Jilly, please don’t forget that layers are your friend.

Jillian was inspired by her honey to join the event, but she didn’t get involved until today. As a result, she has only four days to raise $11,000! Hopefully her celebrity will help her reach that goal before Thursday night (ahem, Bachelor Nation! Open those wallets!)

If you’re interested in supporting the cause, you should check out her fundraising page.

Source: Jillian Harris, Covenant House

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11.13.2012 / 06:04 AM EDT by Amber Garrett
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