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#PassThePinwheel campaign raises awareness of child abuse

April 1 is the beginning of Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the Boys and Girls Homes of NC is trying to spread awareness of child abuse through the #PassThePinwheel campaign. (Source: Paula Philemon) April 1 is the beginning of Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the Boys and Girls Homes of NC is trying to spread awareness of child abuse through the #PassThePinwheel campaign. (Source: Paula Philemon)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and local organizations that help children in our community are trying to spread awareness of child abuse through the #PassThePinwheel campaign.

The pinwheel is a the symbol of child abuse and neglect prevention, symbolizing the stable, healthy childhood all kids deserve. It's an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all kids deserve.

The Boys and Girls Homes of NC created a pinwheel garden to draw attention to the needs of all children and families. 

The organization is challenging the community to show its commitment to children and families in NC by taking a photo of yourself, organization, pinwheel garden, or anything that represents your commitment to great childhoods and use the the hashtag #passthepinwheel or #greatchildhoods on social media.

Click here for tools to help you create awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention strategies.

There are also several events taking place this month to help raise awareness about child abuse and help The Carousel Center, which provides assistance to victims of child abuse.

Friday, April 22, the "Making Legends Local" Gala, featuring lip sync performances, will benefit The Carousel Center.

The fourth annual Light the Lake: Walk for Child Abuse Prevention will take place April 26 at the Boys and Girls Home located at the corner of Sam Potts and Flemington Drive.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Dr. Seuss reading celebration and feature crafts, games and story time led by the Harnett County High School Key Club. The candlelight walk will begin at 6 p.m.

For a link to more events that help abused children, click here.

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