SOURCE: Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

November 19, 2015 15:10 ET

Bokeem Woodbine Expands #RedSandProject to Stop Child Abuse in Toronto and Raise Awareness for Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 19, 2015) - Bokeem Woodbine, who plays Mike Milligan on Fargo, is helping children and teens at Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre stand up to the bad guys by raising awareness for the issue of child abuse and human trafficking in Toronto.

On #GivingTuesday, Bokeem and Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre will use red sand to fill the cracks of sidewalks on our downtown streets to make visible the over 40,000 concerns of child abuse reported each year in Toronto. This event is part of the #RedSandProject, a movement that started in New York to bring awareness to marginalized populations that have fallen through the cracks of our society.

Child abuse affects thousands of children in our city every year, yet so often it is not recognized or reported by those around the child. Everybody in our community has a moral and legal responsibility to report any concern of child maltreatment. If an individual does not report their concern, that child has fallen through a crack.

WHERE:Yonge & Dundas
WHEN:Tuesday December 1, 2015
 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
WHO:Bokeem Woodbine, Star on Fargo
 Karyn Kennedy, President & CEO, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
 Staff representatives from Landscape Ontario
 Local artists, businesses, Boost supporters and volunteers
 Photo opportunity

About Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre™

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre provides a creative community response to child abuse investigations. A partnership among local community and government agencies, it brings together all professionals involved in child abuse cases under one roof, for a coordinated, interdisciplinary response to child abuse victims in Toronto. In addition to housing Toronto's only child & youth advocacy centre, it offers a number of direct services including, primary prevention, public education, trauma assessment and therapy and court preparation for child witnesses. Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre has provided services to children and youth who have experienced violence and to their families since 1981.

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