Savannah organizations plant pinwheels in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month

'Pinwheels for Prevention' initiative

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - This month is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and two Savannah organizations are coming together to observe it.

Friday, the Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach planted a pinwheel field in front of the band shell in Forsyth Park. It’s part of the national “Pinwheels for Prevention” initiative.

The initiative is all about the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Greenbriar Children’s Center says each pinwheel is a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child.

“When you think about pinwheels, you think about a child and fun and whimsical and free to be a child, and so these 100 pinwheels are representing freedom today,” said Gena Taylor, Executive Director, Greenbriar Children’s Center. “The kind of freedom that a child should have to feel safe, feel nurtured, to not be afraid."

100 blue pinwheels were planted.

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