Pinwheel gardens are popping up throughout the community for ‘Child Abuse Prevention’ Month.
Shannon Fox with the Bannock Youth Foundation says to recognize April as National ‘Child Abuse Prevention’ month, local organizers are planting pinwheels all around Eastern Idaho.
They will also be doing some online events such a coloring contest the entire month of April.
On Friday April 9th it’s ‘Wear Blue’ day to bring awareness to the event.
“It’s nice to have a month for us to come together, but child abuse prevention is something that is important year-round, so while we do have the ability to kind of capture some attention, by having this designated prevention month, the goal is to really get conversations going that last throughout the year that creates opportunities for us to really step into actually start preventing abuse from happening in the first place,” says Shannon Fox, Program Coordinator for the Communities Aligned and Prevention Efforts Program, Bannock Youth Foundation.
On April 17th they will also be doing a ‘drive-thru’ style event to hand out pinwheels.
For more information or to donate you can go to their Facebook Page: BYF: Communities Aligned In Prevention Efforts or call 208-234-1122.
Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 246, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204