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 900,000 pinwheels have been displayed nationwide since April 2008. We invite you to join us in showing your support for children's healthy development and growth - the foundation for community and economic growth - by planting a pinwheel garden in your community.

Ways to Use Pinwheels

Can't plant a pinwheel garden?

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 - a second version of the pinwheel garden flier that can be used to explain why pinwheel gardens are important. Use it to encourage businesses, community leaders, faith-based organizations and others to join your efforts this April.

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 Maureen McKeon, Vice President for External Relations.

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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 PCA America's 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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