Friday, November 30, 2018 4:10 PM
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2018 / In celebration of the forthcoming holiday season, World Childhood Foundation-USA (WCF) is partnering with the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) to sponsor the 6th annual holiday celebration & toy giveaway this Saturday, December 1st from 1-4:30 pm. The free event, which will include a free toy and book for each child, will be held at WHDC, 423 West 127th Street, Suite A.
WCF will sponsor a children's art contest. This year's theme for the artwork is ''Every Child Deserves…'' Winners will receive gift certificates from Bon Bon of Sweden.
The 700 toys have been donated by Ravensburger, a leading producer of puzzles, award-winning board games, and engaging science, and arts and crafts kits.
WCF will also be promoting its Stewards of Children Prevention Toolkit mobile app (www.socapp.org) at the event, providing greater access for adults to help provide a safer childhood for all, free from violence and abuse.
Commenting on the event, Johanna Rubinstein, President and CEO of WCF-USA said, ''Childhood USA works to help prevent child sexual abuse from happening in our communities. This is the first step in breaking the silence surrounding this problem. This is why we developed the mobile app. We want to educate all adults about how to minimize the risks of child sexual abuse, learn how to talk to their children and where to report any suspicions or disclosures. By empowering communities like Harlem, we can help to give more children happy childhoods that will contribute to ending the cycle of child abuse.''
Thomas Kaeppler, Ravensburger North American President, added, ''It's been our great honor to support the WHDC and WCF-USA for many years by providing toys for hundreds of children during this holiday season. For more than a century Ravensburger has been committed to delivering play for the hand, head and heart and is proud to help make this celebration of family a festive, joy-filled success.''
About World Childhood Foundation (WCF)
WCF envisions a world where all children are free from violence, sexual abuse, and exploitation. Founded in 1999 by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, WCF invests in the development of solutions to prevent and address child sexual abuse and exploitation. WCF, a UN accredited NGO, directly supports >100 projects globally and raises awareness about our cause. WCF's work is aligned with the global Sustainable Development Goal 16.2 – ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children by 2030. In 2019, together with The Economist Intelligence Unit, Carlson Family Foundation and the Oak Foundation, WCF will launch the first-ever country benchmarking tool for child sexual abuse and exploitation.