Pinwheels for Prevention™” is a national and local public awareness campaign that puts a new spin on prevention. The campaign uses community activities and public policies to prioritize prevention right from the start, making sure child abuse and neglect never occur.
The pinwheel represents hope, health and happiness.
This uplifting symbol of childhood represents efforts to ensure the healthy development of children, while recognizing that child development is a building block for community and economic development.
When children don’t have equal opportunities for growth and development, we put the future of our society at risk. A focus on innovative programming that lays the foundation for children’s safety, growth and development reduces the possibility of more serious problems occurring later.
When we invest in healthy child development, we are investing in community and economic development.
That is why Missouri KidsFirst and Prevent Child Abuse America invite you to join the “Pinwheels for Prevention™” campaign in Missouri. The Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign provides a unique opportunity for all of us, individuals and organizations alike, to take action by learning more about prevention, supporting child and family friendly policies and services, and volunteering at the local, state, and national levels.
More information about how you can get involved, order pinwheels and learn about this movement can be found throughout this toolkit. We encourage you to take action and join us now!
2013 Pinwheels for Prevention Toolkit
Pinwheels for Prevention Poster
Lend Your Voice
At election time, everyone says children are a priority. This is the time to demonstrate it. Contact your congressperson, governor, senator or state representative and tell them. Organize your neighbors to ensure prevention services are available for the families in your community. Contact your local media and tell them about child abuse prevention and activities and services taking place in your community.
Sample Letter to the Editor
Sample Press Release
Pinwheel Activities for Children
Show your support for our nation’s children and help get your children involved in the movement by making your own pinwheel display! The following activities are great for local projects at your school, community center, religious institution, or even just within your family.
Make Your Own Pinwheel
Pinwheel Coloring Page
Support the Cause
There are simple ways to support the prevention work of Missouri KidsFirst. Show your support by wearing a 2013 Pinwheel T-Shirt. Purchase a pinwheel lapel pin to wear to meetings or special events. Make a contribution by donating and/or volunteering. Big or small, any amount makes a statement of support and hope for Missouri’s children!
Order Pinwheel Jewelry
Order Pinwheel T-Shirts
Make a tax-deductible contribution
For further information or ideas on how to bring Pinwheels for Prevention to your community, contact:
Marissa Gunther, Prevention Coordinator