If you drive along Quintard Avenue in Anniston this month, you will see these pinwheels. And while they may look pretty and colorful, the pinwheels carry a serious message. April is child abuse prevention month and the Calhoun Cleburne Children’s Center is bringing awareness to the issue with the pinwheels. Each pinwheel represents a local child that has been interviewed as a possible victim of abuse in the past year.
This year, there are 476 pinwheels which is 35 less than last year. Executive Director Elaine Young says while it is a sad situation, it also means hope. Young says that the more people are aware of abuse and are talking and taking action the better. The Calhoun Cleburne Children’s Center is selling Child Abuse Prevention t-shirts all month long.
All proceeds go towards helping children in abusive situations.