Plant. Protect. Prevent. "Spinning Change for Children"
Join US! Sponsor your own Pinwheel Garden! Plant in front of your home, church, business, or organization. You will help spread the message that every child deserves the chance to be raised in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment.
By displaying pinwheels you are helping create awareness about prevention and a dialogue around this important issue. Your Donation Makes An Impact! Thank You!
Organizations and individuals can get involved in a variety of ways:
- Public Pinwheel Gardens: Offered to companies or groups interested in sponsoring a pinwheel garden at their business or public location. Kit includes 25-50 pinwheels, signage, and collateral.
- Personal Pinwheel Garden: Make a donation and receive a Personal Pinwheel Garden to plant at your residence or business! Kit includes 10 to 15 pinwheels, signage, collateral, and BAG with a purpose.
- “Pass the Pinwheel” with Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana: Join us on Thursday, April 19th at 9:30 AM at the corner of Thomas Street and Railroad Avenue in Hammond. We will distribute 500 pinwheels to individuals to raise awareness of child abuse prevention.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Children's Artwork 2018
Each year, elementary students from a selected school within the Child Advocacy Services service area are educated about what child abuse and neglect is and asked to create an original work of art to represent their interpretation of what they have learned. A contest is held and the overall winning artwork is used on the cover of the annual CAS calendar. Twelve other winners are selected and featured in the calendar as well. The overall winner becomes the showcase art to be used in a poster that is given as recognition to community members and donors for their continued support. The artwork shown here was created by 4th and 5th grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Luling. Our thanks to these students, their teachers, and the St. Charles Parish School System for participating in this project.
For more information on how your school can participate in this annual event, please contact Lauren Williams at 800-798-1575.