Pinwheel Gardens Promote Child Abuse Prevention Month
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennsun -- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and awareness campaigns are popping up around the country.

To help spread awareness of child abuse in East Tennessee's communities, Childhelp Children's Center of East Tenessee has planted a symbolic pinwheel garden at their Knoxville headquarters (623 Lindsay Place, Knoxville, TN 37919).

The garden consists of 1,130 shining blue pinwheels and this number has a special meaning. "The number planted represents one pinwheel for every child served through our Advocacy Center in 2020," says Eddie Smith, Director of Organizational Advancement.

In 2008, pinwheels were designated the official symbol of child abuse prevention, because they represent the innocence and joy of childhood. That same year, Prevent Child Abuse America® launched Pinwheels for Prevention® as a national initiative to plant gardens each April.

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Due to COVID-19, most pinwheel gardens will be shared virtually this year. The public is encouraged to participate, too, by sharing their own pictures of pinwheels online. Participants should include the hashtag #ChildAbusePreventionMonth.

To learn more about Childhelp Children's Center of East Tennessee, visit the website at http://www.childhelpTN.org.

Contact
Eddie Smith
Director of Organizational Advancement
***@childhelp.org


Source: Childhelp Children's Center of East Tennesee
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