Go Blue Day in Texas is Friday, April 6, 2018. 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 2018. This royal blue shirt still has the “No Excuse For Child Abuse” slogan on the front, but in an updated font. The back of this year’s shirts has the agency’s 25th anniversary logo on it, as April 2018 also marks the Children’s Center’s milestone of 25 years of serving children.
For a donation of at least $10, donors can choose to get one shirt or one yard sign with the “No Excuse for Child Abuse” slogan. In order to guarantee a 2018 design shirt in your size in time for Go Blue Day on April 6, 2018, you must place your order and submit payment by 5 pm on March 27, 2018. Shirts with the 2017 are still in-stock and available in many sizes too.
“We hope to see lots of photos on social media on April 6 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 6, there is no telling how many victims, both the ones who are still silent as well as the ones who have found the courage to tell, will notice the show of support.”
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.