Support The Brooklyn Bodega Boy

$17,564 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 665 people in 5 months
Created October 13, 2018
On Wednesday, a white woman called the police after claiming that a nine year young black boy touched her behind in a Brooklyn deli.

“I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” Ms. Klein is heard saying on the video as she said she was on the phone with the police. The boy, who is about 9, and another child burst into tears outside the store as bystanders confronted Ms. Klein about the incident.

A day later, a surveillance video from the bodega was posted online, showing that the boy, dressed in a school uniform and carrying a large book bag, did not touch Ms. Klein. It was his backpack that grazed her.

The New York Times has the full story.

While I do not know the nine year boy personally, I cannot go to sleep tonight without doing something for him. I would like to raise money for his education, whether for his primary, secondary or higher education, this young boy deserves our love and support. The trauma that this woman put him through is horrific. I am hoping that we can bring some joy to his life.

***UPDATE***

I have connected with the child's family and they are extremely grateful for the support and well wishes. The family would like for the child's identity to be kept private. All of the money raised will go directly to the family for the child's future education.

***UPDATE***

The child and his mother have come forward and spoke at a rally in Brooklyn on Monday. You can view the video of the courageous Jeremiah here.
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Hello! It's Michael with a quick update. After posting this at one in the morning, you all came through!!! Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. We have reached our goal, but in no such way should we stop. This child deserves every possible blessing we can give him. Please continue to share with your friend and family and raise as much money as we possibly can.

I have been contacted by the family and they are extremely grateful for all of your support. They are asking that the identity of the child remain private. Finally, for full transparency, all of the money raised will go directly to the family for the child's future education.

You are all wonderful, amazing, inspiring people!! THANK YOU!!!!
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Created October 13, 2018
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