Pinwheels promote child abuse awareness

Updated: Apr. 1, 2021 at 10:06 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Each pinwheel represents a child who was in an abusive situation in 2020.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Child Advocacy Center of Northern New York says 1,014 area children were in those abusive situations last year.

As you drive by and see the pin wheels along Washington Street in Watertown, officials hope it’ll be a reminder that child abuse is right here in our community.

“Every April we think it’s very important to display the pinwheels and our office is located on a busy street, so every day people drive by and see them. On nicer days people stop by and ask why the pinwheels are planted so it’s a great way to raise awareness,” said Madelaine Taylor, Victims Assistance Center development director.

All money earned by the sales of the pinwheels goes back to the Child Advocacy Center to better serve youth in need.

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