EVENT CHILDREN ON THE RUN Dec. 16.2017
In collaboration with the United Nations – High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHCR… A newly formed coalition consisting of:
The Canadian Council for: Hispanic Heritage (HCHC). The Hispanic Canadian Congress (CHC), The Center for Spanish Speaking People (CSPP), Latin American Women Group, Latinos Magazine, Liuna Local 183 and Future Watch, members of the community, … are hosting a fundraising event “Children on the Run” Funds collected are for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide support for refugee children fleeing from the North of Central America.
This event is to aid the growing number of unaccompanied children under the age of 18 who are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala due to gang violence. They are refugee children who have escaped physical abuse, sexual exploitation, being recruited by gangs and child trafficking. According to UNHCR, the number of unaccompanied minors has continued to double each year since 2011, with over 50% having reached Mexico’s border with the US, in need of international protection.
Today, Mexico is no longer just a place of transit, it’s become the place so many young people hope to reach in search of safety. UNHCR cannot support the thousands of children and families desperate for a safe haven without your help http://www.unhcr.org/children-on-the-…
Funds collected will go towards psychological help for traumatized children, the construction of shelters, learning and educational materials, legal counsel for families, security systems and food.
The event will be held on Saturday, December 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., at the facilities of the International Union of Laborers of North America (Laborers’ International Union of North America) LIUNA Local 183, located at 1263 Wilson Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M3M 3G3.
Expect the best local art and music as well as contests, raffles, food, and of course dancing.
Vilma Filici 416 522 6188
Graciela Lopez 416-949-7647
EVENT SCHEDULE AS OF DEC 12 2017
11:00AM Kitchen opens (all day)
Kids craft corner opens (11 – 4pm)
12:00 PM Zumbini 12:30 PM Zumba kids
1:00 PM Photos with Santa (1 – 4pm)
1:30 PM DJ Geo
2:00 PM OPENING
3:00 PM DJ Geo
3:30 PM MisterMakFlou
4:00 PM Princesa de los Andes
4:30 PM El Nene Argento
5:00 PM Saul Torres Y Su Banda
5:30 PM 6:00 PM OPENING CEREMONY & INTRODUCTIONS
6:25 AM Fuerza Latina Dance Group 6:30 PM Zumba
7:00 PM 8:00 PM julio cesar
9:00 PM Elbio Fernandes
10:00 PM Rosario Arce
10:30 PM Chantal Collado
11:30 PM DJ Greezy
12:00 AM DJ Greezy