We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from dozens of local businesses and faith groups who have joined us as Pinwheel Partners this year during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. From salons and toy stores to coffee shops and churches, there are so many places where you might see the official Pinwheel Partner decal this April! But what does being a Pinwheel Partner really mean? For many local businesses, it means they’ll be selling pinwheels for $2 to raise money for SCAN, distributing materials from our The Little Picture: Every Child & Family Matters campaign or hosting special events to support our programs. It’s an exciting program because every Pinwheel Partner provides a way for us to reach new neighborhoods and families we might not otherwise touch.
In addition to our important organizational partners, we consider every individual who buys a pinwheel or supports these partners during April a Pinwheel Partner. Because—when it comes down to it—being a Pinwheel Partner is really about simply saying, “I’m planting this pinwheel because I support the prevention of child abuse and neglect.” We invite businesses, faith groups and individual community members to get involved this April:
- Purchase a pinwheel from one of our Pinwheel Partners (see the full list here) or make your own here! Plant it at home, your office, school or faith group. Spread the word that you believe every child and family matters.
- Register for our April 20th Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training held at McLean Baptist Church. Learn more here.
- Use our bulletin inserts, fact sheets and newsletter articles at your place of worship or local school.
- Tweet about the campaign! @scanofnova #TheLittlePicture #PinwheelsforPrevention
- Donate your change to SCAN at one of the 10 Burke & Herbert Bank locations with a Change Machine. Find locations here. Burke & Herbert Bank will match up to $1,000 in donations to SCAN!
We believe every child and family matters. Every Pinwheel Partner does, too. So the important question isn’t ‘What is a Pinwheel Partner?’—it’s ‘Are you ready to be one?’