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Season 5 'Bachelorette' Jillian Harris sleeps outside with the homeless for a good cause

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Jillian Harris, former Bachelorette, spent the night as a homeless woman in order to draw awareness to the Covenant House.

Before taking to the streets on November 15, the 32-year-old Canadian reality star explained to TMZ that she will sleep on the streets with only a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag to raise awareness for homeless children. "It's heartbreaking to think about all the kids and families," she tells the site.

Her hope was to raise $11,000.

Harris joined boyfriend Justin Pasutto, who “inspired” her to take on the selfless act. She took to her blog to inform fans, “kay, so you guys know that my sweetie is sleeping outside for homeless youth next week to support and bring awareness to homeless kids. Well, his bravery and huge heart got me thinking and motivated, so I decided to share this experience, too!"

She adds, “I seriously can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of this amazing cause! It helps to have somebody with me ;) We are actually going to sleep on the street with only a piece of cardboard and a thin sleeping bag… in November… in Canada!”

Harris also has a fundraising page where she takes donations to help raise awareness as well.

 

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