Fannin County, Texas — Go Blue Day in Texas is Friday, April 9, 2021. 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 Childrens Center has blue shirts available for sale for this occasion. Orders can only be placed and paid for on-line at www.fanninccc.org. Short sleeve shirts cost $12 each and long sleeve shirts are $18 each. Youth and adult sizes are available in two different designs, including one new design with the slogan Be One With Courage.
Orders must be placed by March 29 to guarantee a shirt in time for Go Blue Day on April 9, 2021. When ordering, there will be an option for free pick up at the Childrens Center after April 6 or pay extra to have the order shipped.
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 Childrens 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.
This years slogan Be One With Courage is a positive message for all of our community, said Barber. For the victims of child abuse who are silently bearing the trauma of abuse, this slogan encourages them to have courage and tell a trusted adult about the abuse. For adults who suspect that a child is being abused, this message encourages them to have courage to make the report to the child abuse hotline.
The pinwheel image on this years shirts is a symbol used by many Childrens Advocacy Centers across the country. Staff and volunteers with the Childrens Center will be setting up pinwheel displays across the county during the month of April in honor of Child Abuse Awareness month.
The Fannin County Childrens Centers mission is promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children. The agencys programs include CASA, Childrens Advocacy Center and child abuse prevention classes.
To order shirts or get more information about the center, go to www.fanninccc.org or call (903) 583-4339.
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