NYCC is excited to partner with the Polished Man Campaign as the sole U.S. beneficiary for the second year in a row. The international fundraising and awareness campaign runs all of October and asks men to paint one fingernail with nail polish to bring awareness to the 1 in 5 children who experience violence worldwide. This year’s celebrity ambassadors include Mario Batali, former NY Jet Tony Richardson and model Shaun Ross.
- 1 in 5 children are subject to physical and/or sexual violence before the age of 18. That’s one in five too many.
- The power to stop this is on your hands. It starts with painting a fingernail.
- That nail leads to a conversation. That conversation inspires a donation. That donation allows for prevention and protection.
- It ends in a world where no child suffers from violence.
- Because it shouldn’t hurt to be a child. And we all have the power to change this.
POLISHED MAN. NAIL IT TO END IT.
Help support NYCC and the campaign to end violence against children. Visit polishedman.com to learn more and donate to the cause. You can also donate to NYCC directly by clicking here.
MORE THAN 340 CHILDREN WILL BE ABUSED IN THE NEXT HOUR.
5 OF THEM WILL DIE BY THE END OF THE DAY.
Without an opportunity to heal, the cycle of violence and abuse perpetuates exponentially. This is a total cost to society of close to $124 billion dollars a year. But we can end it. A child who has been abused is not a victim. A child who has been abused is a survivor who can acquire the understanding, knowledge and strength to heal and thrive. This child’s access to lifelong treatment should be a right.
The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is the only treatment center to respect this right and deliver personalized therapies to these children — for free — for as long as they need. NYCC has never turned a child in need away, has never required proof of insurance and has served more than 15,000 children and their families.