Mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Pinwheel Gardens
April 3, 2017
It’s time to start planning your pinwheel gardens! April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and GFWC is proud to support Prevent Child Abuse America in its Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign. Every year, clubwomen raise awareness of child abuse and promote healthy childhoods by planting pinwheel gardens. Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel in 2008 as the official symbol of great childhoods. The pinwheel reminds us of our own childhoods and the fact that all children deserve to be happy and healthy. The photo above was taken in September 2015 at the National Pinwheel Garden in Washington, D.C., and we’re excited to see pinwheels take over the rest of the country this year! Learn more about the symbolism behind the pinwheel at http://preventchildabuse.org/resource/pinwheels-for-prevention/.
Is your club planning a pinwheel garden to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month? Send details and photos to the GFWC Communications and Public Relations Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. This year, we will be building an interactive map showing locations of GFWC-sponsored pinwheel gardens across the country! Be sure to send information about your pinwheel garden so it can be included. We can’t wait to see how many pinwheel gardens clubwomen are planting. You can view photos of last year’s pinwheel gardens by clicking here.
We all have a role to play in preventing child abuse and neglect. Learn more about how you can make a difference by reading about project ideas and Prevent Child Abuse America in the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention section of the GFWC Club Manual.
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Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Montgomery Woman’s Club
Since its founding in 1954, the GFWC Montgomery Woman’s Club, Inc. of Montgomery, Ohio has raised over $1.5 million for education and $430,000 for charity. Eighty-seven members strong, the club is known for volunteer service and community improvement, especially during the holiday months when members decorate the town for Christmas.