Pinwheel community garden planting

Pinwheels for Prevention will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the Great Northern Mall, outside Sears wing

Pinwheels for Prevention is a national effort from Prevent Child Abuse America. In 2008, there were over 400,000 blue and silver pinwheels planted in gardens across the country as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention.

Today, when people see a pinwheel, they think of happy, fun children. Over time, when people see the pinwheel, we want them to also see a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention, particularly through the early childhood development and community engagement frames.

Ultimately, we want everyone to recognize the pinwheel as a vehicle that means every child deserves the chance to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. By purchasing a pinwheel or planting your own pinwheel garden you are saying yes to supporting McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site's efforts to implement programs and services which provide those environments for children and families in their own community.

The community pinwheel garden is a symbol of Onondaga County's significant commitment to preventing child abuse.

For more information, please call Stephanie Salanger at 263-8563 or Julie Cecile at 701-2985.

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