April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
By its very nature, the pinwheel evokes whimsy and childlike wonder. It serves as the physical embodiment and reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.
This April 2018, blue and silver pinwheels will be on display in 60 pinwheel gardens throughout Ottawa County to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Tuesday, April 10, the SCAN Council (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) planted a pinwheel garden at the Ottawa County Fillmore Street Complex.
The schools in Ottawa and Allegan counties are partnering with the Center to help raise awareness and funds for the children we serve. We are so excited that this year there are new ways that kids are helping kids. Blue Star Elementary from Hamilton School District had a Helping Hat Day and the entire Zeeland Public School district's elementary schools participated in a Crazy Hat Day to help raise awareness and funds for the Center. We LOVE it when #kidshelpkids!
Our community partners are displaying pinwheel potted gardens at their workplaces and businesses to help raise awareness that #preventionispossible.
We are also selling our Keep Calm and Protect Children t-shirts again this year! Purchase yours here.
Grateful for all of YOU who support #CAPMonth and the children and families we serve!
We know what we do works. We help children develop into happy, healthy children and adults. Pinwheels are the symbol of a happy, healthy childhood and we believe that every child deserves to get that back. We believe that child abuse is a community problem and can only be solved with the help of the community. We could not do our work without you.