Pinwheels create awareness for child and sex abuse

Traveling through the area, you might have noticed blue and silver pinwheels popping up outside. They are “Pinwheels For Prevention,” signs of support for Child Abuse Prevention month.

April is also Sexual Assault Awareness month, and groups across the county are hoping to educate the public about services available for victims of child and sex abuse, as well as how abuse affects families.

Norwich City and New York State Police, BOCES Pre-school, Sidney Federal Credit Union, the Children’s Center and day care providers in Greene and Sherburne are just some of the organizations to put up lawn signs and spinning pinwheels.

According to Catholic Charities Community Educator June McIntyre-Georgia, more than 400 pinwheel coloring sheets have been handed out for children to color. Price Chopper has coloring sheets for customers checking out, and they’re also taking donations for the state-wide campaign.

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