Five children a day die in the United States alone from abuse and neglect according to Every Child Matters. Every child deserves a shot at a healthy future and life. They should be dreaming, pretending, learning, and growing. They shouldn’t be fearing their caregivers, dealing with physical or mental abuse, or worrying about food, clothing, and shelter. Sadly, this is a reality for many children in the United States and around the World.
A pinwheel is often a fond reminder of happiness and childhood. Please join the Bluegrass Junior Women’s Club and other Lexington area General Federation of Women’s Clubs in honoring children facing abuse or neglect on April 7 at 4pm with a Pinwheels for Prevention garden at Wellington Park. The club is requesting $20 donations to Prevent Child Abuse America to be included on the sponsorship sign but any donation is welcome. If you want to be included on the sponsorship sign please ensure your donation is made prior to April 1st and online donations can be made via paypal through this link.
Happy Friendly Friday,