Pinwheels planted in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

COBDEN (WSIL) -- Dozens of kids planted Pinwheels Friday morning at the Elementary School in Cobden, taking part in National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The pinwheel was adopted as the national symbol for prevention against child abuse and neglect. It represents the "hope" for every child to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.

Arrowleaf Marketing Director Mallory Hartman says, it is also a "call to action" in speaking out against child abuse and neglect.

"We all play a part in helping to secure those safe environments for children," says Mallory. "No matter what your age, you still can help other children that may be experiencing abuse or different situations like that."

Arrowleaf sponsored the pinwheel planting. The Vienna-based non-profit serves the southern seven counties of Illinois, providing resources and opportunities to help people in a time of need.