April 30, 2020, would have been when we hosted Open Bite Night: Reads. Instead, we are formally informing you, our neighbors, friends, family, and community, that GRoE, Inc. will no longer be in operation at all after June 1, 2020.
The current climate put a massive strain on our funding streams and organization, particularly once we had to cancel both Open Bite Night events slated for this year. Many deposits, branded materials, permits and more, were not fully refundable, which really hit us hard. Our current Building Blocks class is also being paid for out of our own personal funds, and that is now threatening to put a strain on our families.
As such, GRoE, Inc. and Open Bite Night will no longer be in operation. It would be semi-futile to try and put words to the impact and growth that serving this community, in this particular way, has had on our lives. Grateful does not even begin to cover it. The scope, quality and direction of our lives completely changed for the better. From the people who have grown to be family to other organizations who have become like professional siblings, the past six years have been some of the most transformative of our lives. For that, we can do nothing but shout the biggest THANKS.
We will continue to work hard (just differently) for the people of Naptown as well as host much smaller gatherings through our 2020-born entity TwinFlame Inclusive Events.