Red Sand Project arrives in Toronto to raise child abuse awareness
Campaign symbolizes those who fall through the cracks of society, Fargo actor says
Fargo actor Bokeem Woodbine brought the New York-based Red Sand Project to Toronto this morning to raise awareness about child abuse and human trafficking in the city.
Woodbine was out filling the cracks of the sidewalk at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas streets today, along with volunteers from the Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre.
The sand represents people that have fallen through the cracks of society, the actor said. By filling the cracks downtown with red sand, Woodbine and the advocacy centre say they hope to make concerns visible for the roughly 40,000 child abuse cases reported each year in Toronto.
The Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre brings communities and government agencies together to provide co-ordinated assistance to child abuse victims in Toronto.