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Posted on: March 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Plant a Pinwheel With Us on April 3

Symbol of the childhood all kids deserve

Plant a Pinwheel With Us on April 3
Symbol of the childhood all kids deserve

NORFOLK, VA –  Please join Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander, child advocates and the Department of Human Services staff as they plant a “pinwheel garden” as a reminder of Norfolk’s commitment to keep our children safe from abuse and neglect.

These 100 blue and silver “Pinwheels for Prevention” will sprout on Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will include comments from Mayor Alexander and from child advocates.

President Ronald Reagan declared the first national Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983. Spinning, shimmering pinwheels serve as the national symbol of the great childhoods all children deserve. Norfolk joins cities all over the country in planting pinwheels to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect during April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Plan to wear blue on April 24 to show your commitment to keep kids safe!

Norfolk’s Department of Human Services offers a host of family support services to help keep children safe in our community. Find more information here, or call 757-664-6370. 

It shouldn’t hurt to be a child. Learn to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. For more information, visit Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

To report suspected child abuse, call the Norfolk Child Abuse Hotline at 757-664-6022 or 800-552-7096.

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