Plant a Pinwheel Garden

Show your community you support children's healthy development with a pinwheel garden this April!

Pinwheel gardens represent our effort to focus on community activities that support families and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

Pinwheels are increasingly being used to help educate communities about the importance of supporting children and families. Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future all children deserve and our belief that getting it right early is less costly than trying to fix it later.

Nearly 3.5 million pinwheels have been distibuted and displayed nationwide since April 2008. We invite you to join us in showing your support for the great childhoods all children deserve by planting a pinwheel garden in your community.

Ways to Use Pinwheels

Can't plant a pinwheel garden?

Use social media to generate some buzz online!


Downloadable Materials

Pinwheel Garden Flier - encourage your partners in your community to plant a pinwheel garden to show support for children's healthy development.

Pinwheel Garden Informational Flier - Explain that we all play a role in building great childhoods! Use this flier to encourage businesses, community leaders, faith-based organizations and others to join your efforts this Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Pinwheel Home Kit Brochure - Encourage individuals or smaller groups who might be willing to participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month to become a Pinwheel Partner and join Pinwheels for Prevention in a different way.

Pinwheel Garden Work Plan - Not sure where to begin your planning? This workplan gives you step by step directions for planning your pinwheel garden.

Pinwheel Garden Yard Sign

The following files can be downloaded and customized with your organization's logo or name. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kristie Demers, Communications Coordinator.




Pinwheels for Prevention Official Site

Prevent Child Abuse America started the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign in 2008 to create a national effort to change the public's beliefs and behaviors regarding child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel represents our efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

For more information, visit the official Pinwheels for Prevention website.

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