Children Plant Pinwheel Garden of Hope to Raise Child Abuse Awareness

Under bright blue skies, more than two dozen 3-and 4-year old students at Samaritan-Rensselaer Children’s Center gathered in their school’s playground on Tuesday morning to plant a pinwheel garden of hope.

The event, sponsored by Healthy Families of Rensselaer County, is part of the nationwide movement, “Pinwheels for Prevention.” Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) launched the grassroots campaign in 2008 to raise awareness so more people will learn to detect, report, and help eliminate child abuse in their communities.

Every time someone plants a pinwheel, it symbolizes their commitment to ensuring every child has a healthy, safe, and nurturing home, and an involved, supportive, and caring community.

Click here to learn more about Pinwheels for Prevention and PCAA.

You can view photos from the event on facebook, via two links: here or here.


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