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Child Abuse Prevention Campaign Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Virtual pinwheel garden aims to raise awareness about the prevention of child abuse. 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and one of the most noticeable annual campaigns to help spread awareness is the pinwheel garden.

Related: Child Abuse Prevention Month: How Your Family Can Make a Difference

While the coronavirus is keeping us safer at home for now, there are ways your family can keep up this tradition at home.

Mary Lee’s House in Tampa has launched a social media campaign for the entire community! You and your family can add to the virtual pinwheel garden throughout April during the #PinwheelPopUp!

Here are 3 easy ways to post a pinwheel to the virtual pinwheel garden:

  1. Find a pinwheel picture online and post it.
  2. Make your own origami pinwheel, photo it, and post it! Mary Lee’s House has a how-to here.
  3. Download and color a printable pinwheel, take a picture of it and post it! You can download a free printable here. 

Use the hashtags: #PinwheelPopUp #MaryLeesHouse #ChildAbusePrevention

No matter what way you choose, be sure to use the hashtags and tag us so your pinwheel can have the chance to be featured on Mary Lee’s House social media!

Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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