Breaking Records and Building Hope: DVAM Trunk or Treat Strikes a Chord!

trunk or treat participants ready to hand out candy

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

In an inspiring turn of events, the recent Domestic Violence Awareness Month "DVAM" Trunk or Treat, hosted at Bakersfield College on Friday, October 27th, witnessed an unprecedented surge in community support and engagement.

Just last year, our event drew 1000 attendees. Fast forward to this year, and we are thrilled to announce that our numbers have tripled, reaching a staggering 3000 attendees. This incredible increase in attendance signifies not just the growth of our event but also the expanding awareness and impact we are making in the community.

At the heart of this success lies the collaboration between 27 BC student orgs/clubs, BC departments, and dedicated community organizations. Partnering with the Consent Project Club, OSL, and SGA, we transformed a simple event into a dynamic platform for change.

trunk or treat participants handing out candy while in costume

several trunk or treat attendees getting candy

Attendees were not just passive participants; they actively engaged with vital resources and participated in activities that made learning about domestic violence not only informative but also deeply engaging. This interactive approach ensured that the message reached every corner of the community.

This monumental increase in attendance demonstrates our collective commitment to tackling domestic violence. By bringing together more people, we have significantly amplified our impact, creating ripples of awareness and understanding that will undoubtedly shape a safer future for us all.

As we reflect on this incredible journey of growth and community solidarity, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to this achievement. Your support has not only made this event a success but also reaffirmed our belief in the power of community action.

Stay tuned for more updates on our initiatives, and let's continue this journey toward a safer, more informed community together!