October 3, 2021 was G.O.E. Day!
At the Inter-Community Drive-thru/Walk-by Service Project we filled 60 EmPOWer Packs backpacks! In partnership with Walgreens, and in collaboration with Fitchburg State University, The Home Depot, No Evil Project, Spencer Gifts, Starbucks, That’s Entertainment, and Walmart.
From our 2020 online event:
The purpose of G.O.E. (Growth. Overcome. Empower) Day is to provide community support, education, and space for victims, supporters, community-at-large, or anyone who is working on their own healing journey to share experiences that might help other trauma survivors.
National G.O.E. Day is recognized as the Sunday of the first full weekend in October. This day, Growth. Overcome. Empower. Day, is to address different types of abuse and offer opportunities for Survivors to assist others by sharing stories of how they’ve overcome.
The colors of the GOE Day ribbon are:
Purple – Domestic Violence
Teal – Sexual Assault Awareness
Dark Blue – Child Abuse prevention
Our GOE Day ribbon links all of these colors because often these are interconnected. Our awareness of these and other types of abuse allows us to stand together and promote healing and justice and not ignorance and fear.