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Pinwheels for Prevention Line the Entrance of Home Campus

The ​month of April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. With approximately 3 million cases of child abuse reported in the U.S. each year, violence toward children is a real and significant threat to the lives of youth across the country.

Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center has partnered with Boys Town Foster Family Services (FFS) and many other metro community supporters to raise awareness of this life-threatening issue. Throughout the month of April, more than 8,000 pinwheels will be placed across Omaha in the Pinwheels for Prevention ® campaign.

The pinwheel, which represents the playful and carefree childhood that each kid deserves, will signify all those willing to stand up against child abuse. Project Harmony’s message of keeping children safe from harm aligns naturally with the mission of Foster Family Services.

“The campaign is certainly important as we see first-hand so many children impacted by abuse and neglect,” said Matt Priest, Director, Nebraska/Iowa Foster Family Services. “FFS is all about healthy families, and this is such a great campaign to bring attention to this need in our very own community. We all have the duty to protect children from risk and harm. Each of us can find ways to support healthy families and communities.”

Boys Town’s pinwheel display can be found at the Pacific Street entrance to Home Campus until the end of April. Boys Town thanks Project Harmony for their endless support of serving children in need in the Omaha area.