Make a difference by participating in our #PinwheelPopUp
Help spread awareness of child abuse prevention throughout the month of April
Ways to Participate
Use Your Own Pinwheel
You can use a pinwheel you have at home or find a picture of a pinwheel in a book or magazine. Then post it to social media, tag us and use the hashtags above!
Make Your Own Pinwheel
Get a square piece of paper and use the instructions posted here to make your own pinwheel. You can make it out of colored construction paper or white paper and color it yourself. Then post it to social media, tag us and use the hashtags above!
Why a Pinwheel?
In 1989, a grandmother from Virginia put a blue ribbon on her car in honor of her grandson who lost his life to child abuse. The next year the blue ribbon became the state symbol for child abuse prevention in Virginia. Later, the blue ribbon became the national symbol for child abuse prevention. In 2008, the blue pinwheel became the symbol for child abuse prevention combining the color blue from the ribbon as well as the pinwheel, which represents a whimsical and childlike sentiment that we believe all children deserve. Here at Mary Lee’s house is serves as a reminder of our mission and the idea that every child deserves a happy childhood free from abuse.