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Pushing for change against homelessness

Former homeless and now entrepreneur Joe Roberts is coming to Kelowna Tuesday

A former homeless youth turned entrepreneur has vowed to make a difference.

And he’s coming to Kelowna, Tuesday August 8.

Joe Roberts is paying it forward by pushing a shopping cart 9,100 kilometres across Canada to raise funds to prevent youth homelessness as part of his Push for Change campaign, according to a Push for Change press release.

Roberts will speak during a fundraising breakfast at 8 a.m. at the French Cultural Center before walking three km on Bernard Avenue at 9:30 a.m.

Proceeds will go directly back to The Upstream Project, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and Metro Community.

A celebration will follow at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Downtown Youth Centre at 10:30 a.m.

By the time Push for Change is in Kelowna, Roberts will have shared his story at more than 450 events.

What is The Push for Change? from The Push for Change on Vimeo.