Prevent Child Abuse America Planted More Than 1,000 Pinwheels at Washington Monument to Celebrate Great Childhoods

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VA and MD chapters, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Sigma Delta Tau, Kappa Delta, Chartwells K12 Joined in ‘National Pinwheel Garden’

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The pinwheel is the symbol for child abuse prevention, and allows us to engage people in a new way.

Prevent Child Abuse America and its Virginia and Maryland chapters celebrated the great childhoods that all children deserve with a “National Pinwheel Garden” by planting more than 1,000 pinwheels near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The pinwheel, derived from Prevent Child Abuse America’s Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign, is the symbol for child abuse prevention, introduced by the organization nationally in 2008.

See the attached photo for an image of the event.

The public and members of event partners General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Sigma Delta Tau, Kappa Delta and Chartwells K12 were invited to celebrate the people who helped them enjoy great childhoods by having pinwheels planted in their honor in the National Pinwheel Garden.

Individuals who also believe every child deserves a great childhood because our children are our future can make a gift at http://www.preventchildabuse.org/greatchildhoods.

“The pinwheel allows us to engage people in a new way,” said Prevent Child Abuse America President and CEO James M. Hmurovich. “It provides us with an engaging device to move beyond merely making people aware of child abuse prevention, but motivating them to take action on its behalf. From acts big and small, from providing busy parents with a break to signing onto letters to Congress, each of us can, and must, play a role in ensuring great childhoods for our nation’s children. This event in the nation’s capital is one more way to convey that message to the country.”

The National Pinwheel Garden is part of a nationwide series of pinwheel-themed events staged by Prevent Child Abuse America and its 50 state chapters throughout the year to promote the actions we can all take to help ensure great childhoods for all children.

About Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure great childhoods for all children because our children are our future. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 50 states and more than 630 Healthy Families America home visitation sites in 39 states, the U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico and Canada, serving over 85,000 families annually. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring. To learn more about what we’re doing to prevent child abuse and neglect and how you can help, please visit our websites at http://www.preventchildabuse.org or http://www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org.

About Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, also known as PCAV, is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of children throughout the Commonwealth. For nearly 40 years, PCAV has partnered with the State of Virginia, local community governments and organizations, citizens and the business community to emphasize positive parenting practices as the antidote to child abuse and neglect. To learn more please visit http://www.pcav.org. PCAV is the Virginia Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, http://www.preventchildabuse.org.

About The Family Tree/Prevent Child Abuse Maryland
The Family Tree is Maryland’s leading non-profit dedicated to improving our community
by providing families with proven solutions to prevent child abuse and neglect. A national affiliate of Parents Anonymous®, Prevent Child Abuse America, and The National Exchange Club, The Family Tree offers volunteer-supported programs and services that aide and educate individuals, families, and communities. For more information call 410-889-2300 or visit http://www.familytreemd.org.

About the General Federation of Women’s Clubs
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.

About Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Delta Tau is a National women’s social sorority, founded in 1917 at Cornell University by seven Jewish women. The National Sorority has more than 60,000 members. SDT’s philanthropic partners include: Prevent Child Abuse America, Jewish Women International and Women for Women International. SDT provides intellectual, philanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within a framework of mutual respect and high ethical standards.

About Kappa Delta
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 230,000 members, 161 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse alongside Prevent Child Abuse America and confidence-building programming with the Girl Scouts of the USA. . In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition, an alliance of organizations and companies committed to promoting confidence in girls and women. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.kappadelta.org.

About Chartwells K12
Chartwells K12 provides for more than 600 school districts, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, all with expansive needs. Chartwells K12 is a culinary-focused organization with a mission to extend its passion, dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm into serving each student delicious and nutritious meals. The company is built on decades of food and education experience and driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness and sustainability talent. For more information, visit http://www.ChartwellsK12.com.

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