Why are you sleeping out for homeless youth on November 15?
I'm sleeping outside for Covenant House to experience first hand the adversity and hardships that too many people and teens have to experience. Its a prime example of taking things for granted. While I ponder what thread count i should purchase for my bed - its a harsh reality check that just having a bed is luxury enough. Educating myself & using that eucation and experience to try to make a difference, try to raise awareness and understand what it takes to make a difference.
EVERY DOLLAR RAISED WILL BE MATCHED by a group of very generous donors!
TV Personality Jillian Harris first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humor and emotional honesty on ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Then, Jillian brought over 10 years of experience in the design industry to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and as the host of Canada's Handyman Challenge. Currently, Jillian is the host of "Love It or List It" Vancouver premiering on W Network in January 2013.
A self-proclaimed "polished redneck," from picturesque Peace River Valley in Alberta, she's not afraid to get her hands dirty or climb a ladder with heels on. A down home girl with a bubbly personality, fans around the world have been captivated by her ability to successfully transform her love lost on The Bachelorette to gracing the covers of some of the top design publications in the country. As a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Jillian was able to showcase her refreshing "design by personality" philosophy to create inspired rooms on each episode that reflect the character and style of each family member. Jillian's focus on being the "Best Single Housewife", and her love of design, food and fashion is now shared with her fans on the newly launched JillianHarris.com.
When not on TV, you can catch Jillian speaking on design and decor topics at various seminars and home shows around the country. Outside of her work in television, Jillian jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm Jillian Harris Design, where collaborates and spearhead a number of high profile residential, restaurant, and hotel projects. In her free time, Jillian thrives while traveling, spending quality time with her family, shopping with friends and, of course, cooking some of her favorite family recipes.