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11/14/2012 03:19 pm ET | Updated Nov 14, 2012

Jillian Harris, Former 'Bachelorette' Star, Sleeps On Vancouver Streets To Benefit Covenant House

Jillian Harris has segued from pining for love on “The Bachelorette” to helping build homes for the needy on “Extreme Makeover" to sleeping in a cardboard box.

Harris, 32, has committed to spending one night on Vancouver’s frigid streets to raise funds and awareness for Covenant House, a local nonprofit that helps homeless youth.

"It's heartbreaking to think about all the kids and families,” the Canadian reality star told TMZ.

But the Season 5 “Bachelorette” star won’t be alone in this venture. She’ll be snuggling up on Thursday night with her beau, Justin Pasutto, who inspired her to take on the challenge, as she wrote on her blog.

“I seriously can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of this amazing cause!” Harris wrote. “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 has raised $2,485, and aims to pull in $11,000 for the nonprofit.

Feeling inspired? Get involved with Jillian Harris's campaign here.

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