Thursday, April 30, 2015

Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close.

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As we end Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015, let's take a look back at the highlights made possible through the generous support of donors and partners just like you!
We kicked-off the month by unveiling our new logo featuring the pinwheel, demonstrating our commitment to this image that allows us to engage people in new ways.

We are officially the "pinwheel people!"

A Big Pinwheel Garden was held in Chicago between two elementary schools with hundreds of students, faculty and parents to further promote the pinwheel as the symbol for the great childhoods all children deserve. Headline speakers included Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner and Chicago Alderman Mary O'Connor.
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Six days later in Times Square in New York, we staged another Big Pinwheel Garden. This one headlined by Ginger Zee of "Good Morning America," New York Knicks legend John Starks and Cristina Cuomo, MANHATTAN magazine Editor in Chief.  Our thanks to Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Tau, Modern Luxury Publishing, Chartwells and the General Federation of Women's Clubs for their support.

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And throughout April, Prevent Child Abuse America state chapters were active with pinwheels in a variety of ways, from pinwheels in front of the state capitol steps in Louisiana to a massive pinwheel garden at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Virginia to pinwheel cupcakes in Wyoming!

This is but a small sampling of the incredible creativity with which our chapters implement Pinwheels for Prevention each year. 
To learn more about what your state chapter did throughout April, find your state chapter on the map.

For more photos and videos of Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, check out our Facebook page and photo album!

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