CASA of Larimer County has created neighborhood kits to keep families strong and active during the month of April. Pinwheels are the symbol of Child Abuse Prevention Month and they represent the joy and love we wish for every child. The sign on the side of the kit instructs the passerby to take a pinwheel and place it in their yard.
As neighbors participate, children and families are able to walk through the neighborhood and "hunt" for pinwheels. The kit also contains a pinwheel coloring sheet and an activity to make pinwheels at home.
The first kit of 100 pinwheels went out today with cards about how to make a difference for children by becoming a CASA volunteer or supporting the work of CASA programs. Having seen the post on the neighborhood Facebook page, one participant said, "Can't wait to get one on our walk. Thank you!" while another person said, "Love it! And with this daily wind, they will be fun to watch!"
Individuals, organizations, coalitions and communities are working hard to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse.