Did someone help you have a great childhood when you were young – perhaps a parent, sibling, teacher or coach? Throughout April, celebrate the lives you have impacted and those who have impacted yours by honoring them with a pinwheel – the national symbol for the great childhoods all children deserve because our children are our future.
In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children.
Each year the Gloucester Township Police Department puts up a pinwheel garden and this year we want you to get involved!
We’d like for parents and children to show your support by adding to our garden and making your own pinwheel that we can display. Please Bring your pinwheels to the Community Relations Bureau by April 18th so that we can take a picture of your child and their pinwheel. Each child will receive a small gift for helping us create our pinwheel garden. Please have your child decorate their pinwheel with the qualities of the person who has positively impacted their lives the most.
Please see the following link for directions on how to make a pinwheel.