Connecting North Alabama: Pinwheel Gardens for National Child Abuse Prevention Month | Connecting North Alabama

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Show your support for child abuse victims with a pinwheel garden

In the coming weeks, expect to see blue windmill gardens in Madison County. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the blue pinwheel is the symbol for child abuse prevention

The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) in Huntsville provides these windmill gardens free of charge to Madison County businesses. Each garden will include a sign with a message of support. The NCAC will take care of the planting and removal of each garden.

“It’s such an easy way to show victims of child abuse in our community that you care and are ready to stand up against child abuse,” said Amanda Jarrett, director of communications and NCAC marketing.

To order a windmill, contact Cynthia Parker or Paige Beitel.

The National Children’s Advocacy Center provides forensic interviewing, medical examinations, therapy, and family support to children who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, or witnessed extreme violence in Madison County. . Families and caregivers do not pay for services provided by the NCAC.

The blue pinwheel movement began in 2008, with the pinwheel illustrating the innocence and whimsy that should come with being a child.

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