The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), the world’s first child protection agency, will hold its Annual Junior Committee Spring Benefit on May 24, 2012 at the Dream Hotel Downtown on West 16th Street. The evening will feature poolside cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres at Dream Beach, along with a silent auction of highly-coveted items and experiences.
“It’s an amazing organization for what they do day to day, as well as how well run it is,” says Alexandra Papanicolaou, who has been involved with the organization since college and is its new president-elect. “This is the world’s first agency for protecting children, and sadly child abuse is a big problem in New York.”
As for the event’s location, “It’s a cool, chic hot spot that we’re really excited about,” says Papanicolaou.
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), founded in 1875, is the first – and one of the most highly respected – child protective agencies in the world. The NYSPCC responds to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal and educational services. Through research, communications and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal.
The NYSPCC’s unique work is used as a model for child welfare agencies across the nation. Since its founding, The NYSPCC has investigated more than 650,000 cases on the behalf of over two million children, and has educated over 46,000 professionals on how to identify and report child abuse and neglect.
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