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Spring Valley High School students plant pinwheels to raise awareness

 

Spring Valley High School students are hoping a swath of brightly, colored spinning pinwheels will make people stop and hear their message of Pinwheels for Prevention. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and pinwheels symbolize a happy and healthy childhood.

Pinwheels for Prevention is a fundraising and community awareness program, led by students Chrissy Parker and Jake Jordan and sponsored by Spring Valley High School and The Children’s Trust of South Carolina. So far, students have received enough donations to “plant” more than 1,300 pinwheels at the front of the school. More pinwheels will be planted throughout April as students receive more donations.

On Thursday, March 27, between 4 and 5:30 p.m., the media is invited to come and speak to students and representatives from The Children’s Trust of South Carolina about this worthy cause.

The Children’s Trust of S.C. works to prevent child abuse, neglect and unintentional injuries so that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a healthy, nurturing environment. Children’s Trust is home to KIDS COUNT South Carolina, Safe Kids South Carolina, Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina and other programs.

For more information, contact kblackstone@richland2.org or iabdussaboor@richland2.org.