FVW Opportunity Recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month With Pinwheel Garden April 4th, 2012


Pinwheel Garden Recognizes Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

On April 4 at 10am, Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc.’s Family Resource Center and Head Start program will join thousands of child advocacy agencies throughout North Carolina and the nation in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month with a pinwheel garden. The
pinwheel is the new symbol of child abuse prevention, representing community efforts to provide children with the safe, stable, nurturing relationships they need for healthy development.

Children from the Kittrell Head Start Center will serve as special guest “gardeners” as nearly 600 blue and silver pinwheels are planted on the front lawn of the agency’s central office, located at 180 S. Beckford Drive. Henderson Mayor Pete O’Geary and several community leaders will
also assist in planting the pinwheels. Each pinwheel planted is representative of a child served by the Family Resource Center and Head Start program last year.

“The pinwheel represents the bright future all children deserve,” said Sara Rudolph, CEO of Franklin—Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc., is proud to plant its second annual pinwheel garden as a way to raise awareness of the need for policies and programs that encourage the
healthy development of our community’s children and foster loving relationships that contribute to their future success.”

Other plans scheduled for April include an Open House at the Family Resource Center, located at 155 W. Andrews Avenue, Henderson, on Thursday, April 12 from 11:30am to 1:00pm and a Lunch & Learn for parents on Thursday, April 19 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Lunch will be
provided at both events.

Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc., a Community Action Agency, has served area families with Head Start programming for 45 years and provided Family Resource Center services for 16 years. For more information about the agency’s child abuse prevention efforts or
to become involved, call Jennifer Gregory, Director of Family Resources & Special Projects, at (252) 492-0161.