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PINWHEELS are the national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel represents our hope that every child will be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. It is also a call to action, encouraging people everywhere to recognize that children are our future and that we all have a role to play in keeping them safe. All children deserve great childhoods. Your agency or group may want to consider using Pinwheels (either alone or with Blue Ribbons) as a symbol of this positive message.

Bring Pinwheels For Prevention™ To Your Community

Pinwheels can be used in lots of ways to create a strong visual, to spark interest by the media, and to get people talking about prevention. Here are some ways to use pinwheels in your community.

Plant a Pinwheel Garden

Plant as many as you can or plant pinwheels to recognize:

  • All the children born in your community during the past year.

  • All the children served by your organization, program or school.

  • Your own children, grandchildren or all the children in your neighborhood.

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Consider Planting Pinwheels at childcare centers, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, courthouses, health departments, libraries, and other highly visible locations.

Decorate your home, office, classroom or business with Pinwheels.

Make Your Own Pinwheels as a group or class project using the template found in the Activities For Kids section of our Community Packet. Pinwheel color sheets are also available.

Carry Pinwheels in parades, give them as prizes or sell them as a fundraiser.

Put Pinwheels In Vases or flower pots in public places such as libraries, court houses, hospitals, and banks. A small sign can be placed beside the Pinwheels to tell passersby that we all have a role to play in child abuse prevention.

Pinwheels can be ordered from the merchandise page of our website.
CLICK HERE to order today!

Remember to share lots of pictures of your displays with us on Facebook and Instagram!
Use #GreatChildhoods #GoBlueIllinois

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