We're Giving the Gift of Comfort

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

The smallest gift of comfort can go a long way, even when healing from the tragedy of human trafficking

It’s a harsh reality that human trafficking exists in Toronto, in our neighbourhood. But it’s a reality that can’t be ignored, particularly for the women struggling to escape that world.

From online chat rooms to female recruiters placed in schools, the promise of fast cash for very little work can be far too enticing for vulnerable women. Traffickers prey on vulnerability, and once the exploitation begins these women are trapped in a world that is hard to escape. Whether they falsely believe they are in a legitimate relationship, have a debt to pay off or they fear negative retaliation against their family and loved ones – getting out is a long and hard process.

At Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, they support over 30 trafficking victims and their families at any one time. Their needs range in terms of emotional and mental support, but all find themselves in the challenging position of trying to start over.

We call on Troop members this week to offer these women a little bit of comfort in an otherwise very uncomfortable world. We’ve created comfort packs – a tote bag containing a pair of jogging pants, a sweater, socks, underwear, body wash, and a $5 Tim Horton’s gift card. Each comfort pack costs $65 and we’re aiming to deliver 7 packs to the women supported by Boost. Can you help with this week’s local need?

Fulfill the need

In pure Troop fashion, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to help out Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre . Here’s how you can help:
  • Pool funds: You can pool your funds together with other Troopers to maximize your impact.  We’ll fulfill the needs and report back on your contribution’s impact.
  • Fulfill through Amazon: You can fulfill the needs through Amazon.  All products are shipped to Troop, we put them together and deliver them to the organization. 

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Target: $455

Contributions to date: $390

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Pool funds

We’d love to offer our comfort packs to all 30 trafficking victims currently supported by Boost, but that might be a bit ambitious! We’re setting a target of 7 comfort packs ($65 per pack). As usual, 100% of your funds will go towards the need and provide a bit of comfort to a survivor of human trafficking.

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

Fulfill through Amazon​

If you’re not into the pooled funds idea, no worries, we offer up lots of options to help out. You can purchase items from the Amazon wish list which will be added to the comfort packs. These items are a bit more expensive than the Walmart trip we have planned, but heck, if you’re a Famazon (only a fan of Amazon… we totally made that word up) we got you covered.

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

More Details: Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

Boost believes that every child deserves to be safe. They are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education, awareness and collaboration with various community partners. Under one roof, they work with police, child protection, medical and mental health agencies to provide an individualized and child-friendly response for every child who has experienced abuse.

Since 2015, Boost has been supporting youth under the age of 18 years who have been trafficked or at high risk of being exploited. All of the youth they support live within the GTA, where the trafficking also occurred. These youth are from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, from single-parent families to duel-parent families; from low-income households to high-income households; anyone is at risk of being trafficked.
Location: 
245 Eglinton Avenue East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4P 3B7

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