Pledge To Be A Pinwheel Partner with SCAN

End Date: Fri, 04/15/2011 - 11:59pm

In Virginia, a child is abused or neglected every 75 minutes, and every 14 days, a child dies from such mistreatment.  Child abuse is often hidden and is usually preventable. Prevention is the best hope for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families (Source: Virginia Performs)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and as part of a national Prevent Child Abuse America campaign, Alexandria’s own SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia is proud to introduce the pinwheel as the new symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention in conjunction with their 2011 Pause for a Child campaign.

The pinwheel is a symbol we all remember from childhood. It represents a change in the way our community thinks about prevention, a focus on programs and policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

When you take the pledge, you can choose to do one or more of the following:

  • Create a pinwheel with your child and upload a photograph of it to the SCAN Facebook page.
  • Download campaign resources and share them.
  • Donate to SCAN


Take Action Now!
Click on Take Action below and sign the pledge to become a Pinwheel Partner with SCAN to help prevent child abuse and neglect in Alexandria. You will be sent to SCAN's pledge page to become a Pinwheel Partner.

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