Guardians of the Children - Belle City presents The Pinwheel Project's First Annual Pinwheel Planting
Racine County Courthouse (Wisconsin Ave. & 7th St., Racine).
Saturday, April 1 @ 10am.
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. In 2016, there were 390 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect just in Racine County. This number is heartbreaking and along with your help, we feel that we can drastically reduce it! April is a month to acknowledge the importance of communities being united and working together to prevent child abuse. To raise awareness in our area, Guardians of the Children-Belle City will be starting their First Annual Pinwheel Project. This year, the Pinwheel Project will have 3 public opportunities for YOU to be involved and support the cause.

On Saturday, April 1 at 10am, the Guardians of the Children-Belle City chapter will plant a pinwheel "garden" on the Racine County Courthouse lawn. This garden will have 390 pinwheels in it! Again, one for every confirmed case in Racine County last year.

Drought School (21016 W. 7 Mile Rd., Franksville) will also host a Pinwheel garden for the month of April that will be displayed on the school grounds around their school sign as well as line along Hwy 45. The school will kick off their support with a school assembly to talk about child abuse and prevention and anti-bullying as well as introduce GOC to the students and faculty. This will be the beginning of a growing campaign to educate and involve more schools in the future.

In addition to the Pinwheel Project's gardens, the Guardians of the Children- Belle City will be painting blue pinwheels on store windows of downtown Racine businesses to raise child abuse awareness in the community. Their mission is to assist the community to work together in the ongoing fight against child abuse.

Guardians of the Children (GOC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit motorcycle organization that serves to benefit their communities by educating and spreading awareness of the unfortunate prevalence of child abuse in our society. GOC partners with Child Advocacy agencies and Victim Assistance groups to become a source of support and protection for the abused children and their families. Guardians of the Children- Belle City was founded in July 2016 and serves Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties.