(Hawaii News Now) - More than 5,000 shiny metallic blue and white pinwheels will be planted on March 30 on the State Capitol front lawn from 2-4 PM during the 7th Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Project sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, the Hawaii Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, State Department of Health and the Child Abuse Prevention Planning Council.
The pinwheels will be on display from March 30 through April 13, 2014.
Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii asks for the public's assistance to bring attention to child abuse and neglect prevention in Hawaii by coming out to plant the colorful pinwheels on the State Capitol front lawn. The pinwheel is the new national symbol of child abuse and neglect prevention and symbolizes our hope for the happy childhood of children.
The annual event is the kickoff for the month-long series of events to observe Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in April.
According to the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services January 2014 Databook, there were about 4,055 reports of child abuse and neglect in calendar year 2013 reported to Child Protective Services, of which 1,361 were confirmed reports.
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