Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Restore NYC on Broadway

Some of Broadways stars are teaming up
to raise awareness about human trafficking and donations for Restore NYC, an anti-trafficking organization. On Monday, October 26th, Jeff Kready (Les Miserables, Billy Elliot) will host an evening of songs from beloved Broadway musicals. Proceeds from ticket sales will go the Restore NYC's after-care services for international survivors of sex trafficking in New York City.

The event, which will be held at the
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, will include performances by Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera), Tituss Burgess (Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid), Nikki Renee Daniels (Aida, Les Misérables), Bryce Ryness (Hair), Ann Sanders (Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q), cellist Summer Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Carnegie Hall) and pianist Alexander Rovang. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at Symphony Space Ticketing or by calling the box office at 212-864-5400.

According to
Restore NYC, New York is a significant hub for sex trafficking in the US; JFK International Airport has been identified by the Justice Department as one of the main entry points into the US for international sex trafficked victims. Moreover, the number of victims and the scope of the problem are growing. Their website states "While there is a great need for effective services caring for women rescued from sex trafficking in New York City, there is currently no organization solely providing long-term holistic aftercare services and housing for international women escaping sex trafficking." Restore NYC aims to address this growing need.

Restore NYC
began as an idea in 2004; in February of 2009, they began working with clients. They primarily work with Chinese, Korean, and other foreign national victims and surivivors of sex trafficking in New York. The organization provides housing, case management, educational and vocational services, and assistance with medical and legal services. Their aim is to provide holistic, long-term services to survivors in addition to services to meet the women's immediate needs when they are rescued.

Restore NYC is currently
seeking volunteers to help with mentoring, accounting, and case-management. People can also support the organization by attending the Broadway event:

Monday, October 26th at 7pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Tickets: $75
New York, New York

1 comment:

  1. That's great! now actress put their min set on the profitable aspect of life!

    That is a awesome information! Thanks for sharing!