DECEMBER-Holidays are fast approaching, the Guardians of The Children (GOC) Toronto are looking for recruits as well, are in need of new donations for their 5th GOC Children’s X-Mas.
Welcome to the Guardians of The Children Canada-Toronto Chapter! We are now recruiting and celebrating 5 years of service to the Toronto and Greater Toronto areas. We serve as a Not for Profit and a Public Benefit Organization where we improve the quality of life in our communities and recognize and take responsible action regarding the REALITY of child abuse. Guardians of the Children (GOC) Toronto Chapter is a community of like-minded volunteers who are dedicated to protecting the victims of child abuse. While volunteering our time, we partner up with Children Advocacy Agencies, Victim Assistance Groups, and other child-related organizations to raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse in our neighboring communities. The mission of the Guardians of the Children Toronto is to empower and protect abused children, to remain passionate about keeping children safe, and to raise awareness by educating communities to give these courageous ‘Lil’ Warriors a voice that is heard.
WHAT DOES A GUARDIAN DO?
There are times when a child or family reaches out in a crisis, we assess their needs and make arrangements to properly address the issues. This could be as simple as taking the child for a ride for ice cream or contacting the appropriate authorities for an immediate reaction, either way… WHEN A CHILD CALLS, WE RIDE! We maintain an ongoing relationship with the child and their family and they accept us as their friend, their rock. They rely on us and get their strength knowing that we have their back no matter what. We actively participate in their lives, attending Birthdays, Graduations, and other key milestones. We will do what it takes to make them feel safe and empowered in their own environments. We support the families of the victims of abuse by attending court sessions and tracking the judicial process of the accused. We couldn’t do any of it without funding. We have some wonderful sponsors and we host our own fundraising events such as our Annual Empower the Children Motorcycle Ride which is an all-day event filled with music, food, games, draws, and of course, a poker run styled ride sure to be enjoyed by experienced riders and novices alike. As well, GOC Children’s Christmas is a huge annual moment and this year marks the 5th Anniversary of the Annual Children’s Christmas and we currently have well over 25 children and families we support, and due to COVID-19, we are in need more than ever before, to make an extra special Christmas for these awesome kids!! We are looking to see if there is anyone that would like to donate a NEW unwrapped toy, game, book, gift card, new winter wear, and in addition, a monetary donation if you choose, that will allow us to ensure that each family supported will be provided this year with food too.