Go Blue Day in Texas is Friday, April 5, 2019. This is a day that people across the state of Texas will be wearing blue in honor and memory of child abuse victims.
The Fannin County Children’s Center has designed a new blue shirt for Go Blue Day and Child Abuse Awareness Month in April 2019. This year’s shirts are still in royal blue with white writing. The front design is a collections of words in the shape of the state of Texas. The words include the programs and values of the Children’s Center, as well as other words used often at the center, such as “hope,” “courage” and the center’s facility dog “Render.” The Children’s Center logo is on the back of the shirt.
Shirts can be ordered and paid for on-line at specialtsprinting.com/fannincountychildrenscenter.
Orders must be placed by March 26 in order to guarantee a 2019 design shirt in time for Go Blue Day on April 5, 2019. When ordering, there will be an option for free pick up at the Children’s Center after April 2 or pay extra to have the order shipped.
Short sleeve shirts are available in youth and adult sizes for $10 each. New this year, there will also be options for long sleeve shirts for $12 and hoodies for $20. Shirts in sizes 2XL and 3XL will be $2 more and 4XL and up will be $3 more.
A limited number of short sleeve shirts from previous years are still in stock at the center for $10 each. Please call (903) 583-4339 or stop by the center to inquire about designs and sizes of shirts available.
“On Go Blue Day, we hope to once again see lots of photos on social media with people wearing blue in support of victims of child abuse,” said Sandy Barber with the Children’s Center. “Whether they are wearing our shirts or not, we encourage schools, businesses and other organizations to wear blue and take group photos and send them to us so we can share too.”
“Statistics tell us that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday and that many victims wait to tell,” said Barber. “When we wear blue on April 5, we will be sending a message of support to both the victims who have found the courage to tell, as well as the ones who are still silently bearing the trauma of abuse.”
The Fannin County Children’s Center’s mission is promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children. The agency’s programs include CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center and child abuse prevention classes.