Woman’s Citizenship Club pinwheel garden honors Child Abuse Prevention month
April is Child Abuse Prevention month. Members of GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club decided to show the community of Alamosa that they support children’s health and development by planting “pinwheel gardens” in four planters downtown Alamosa during Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Pinwheels for Prevention began as a grassroots campaign to create a national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel reminds us of childlike notions and stands for the chance at healthy, happy and full lives all children deserve.
Woman’s Citizenship Club partners with Tu Casa and The Children’s Advocacy Center to support their efforts in providing services to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence and child abuse. Pinwheels are used to help educate communities about the importance of supporting children and families.
The Woman’s Citizenship Club members decided to “plant” pinwheel gardens in the planters downtown for all to see and enjoy.
“Planting the pinwheel garden is just one small act that we can do as a club to bring awareness of the tragedy of child abuse”, said Helen Taylor, president of the Woman’s Citizenship Club.
Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future all children deserve and that getting it right early is less costly than trying to fix it later.
Woman’s Citizenship Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Club with their signature project being Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention of Abuse. For more information about Woman’s Citizenship Club please contact Theresa Rudder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the GFWC Woman’s Citizenship with one of the “planted” pinwheel gardens in downtown Alamosa. Pictured L to R: Charlotte LeDonne, Helen Lester, Helen Taylor, Carmelita Espinoza and Theresa Rudder.