Pinwheels for Prevention

The Palmetto Association For Children And Families has partnered with Children’s Trust this April, to raise awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children's Trust will be hosting a Social Media Competition to find the most creative pinwheel garden of the month! Through the contest, they hope to increase awareness surrounding the meaning behind the pinwheels, along with encourage more to participate in this amazing campaign.

Child Abuse Prevention Month is used to acknowledge the importance of communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, drawing attention to effective solutions of prevention. The pinwheels are used as symbols of the carefree spirit of great childhoods that involve happy and healthy safe environments.

If your organization is interested in participating, please contact Seton Gilday ( to coordinate receiving a package of 30 pinwheels and a lapel pin. The pinwheels should be assembled into a “pinwheel garden” in order to be judged for the competition. Below are some pictures of other gardens that have been made.



The Competition

The following categories will be judged to win during the month of April:

Most creative pinwheel garden

Community partners with pinwheel garden

Best team with pinwheel garden

These photos must be submitted on social media while tagging both The Children’s Trust on Facebook and Twitter (@childrenstrusts). To increase the awareness of the campaign, please include the following hashtags: #Good4SCKids, #GreatChildhoods, #PostYourPinwheel, and #CAPMonthSC

All photos must include the pinwheel garden. In addition, there must be at least one submitted photo for each category, there cannot be an overlap of categories for a single photo. The deadline to submit these will be April 30 and 5 p.m.

An internal team of judges who are unrelated to the specific program will choose the winners from those who have submitted. They will make their final decisions by May 15. The winners will be awarded with their winning photo framed and a pizza party for up to ten people!

To read more about the Children’s Trust efforts for Child Abuse Prevention month, click here.