Child abuse prevention program plants pinwheels

Posted at 8:10 PM, Apr 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-02 22:10:07-04

SALT LAKE CITY  -- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a Utah organization is pushing for prevention using a pinwheel campaign.

Prevent Child Abuse Utah participates in Pinwheels for Prevention, which is a national program. The group sets up gardens each year with pinwheels, which are meant to represent the bright and happy future every child is capable of having.

The organization sets up a garden in each county in the state. Trina Taylor, Prevent Child Abuse Utah, said they are always working to spread their message to more people.

"We reached 54,000 students last year with our child abuse prevention education, and that's not enough,” she said. “So we always need to reach more. We need more funding, so that we can provide more education, so that we can reach more families and do more good.”

The group distributed 50,000 pinwheels last year, and their goal for this year is to distribute 75,000. To learn more about the program, visit their website.