Did you know the pinwheel is the national symbol for healthy, happy children? Every April, we join others across the nation in planting blue pinwheels to raise awareness of the role we all
play in supporting families and children.


Join us! In 2017 we will hold Community Pinwheel Gardens in Baton Rouge, Hammond, New Orleans, Houma, Thibodaux, Lafayette, Sulphur, Lake Charles and Alexandria. Schools, businesses, churches and community groups are invited to plant your own pinwheel gardens to show your support.

Thank you to all of our Child Abuse Prevention Month sponsors who help make our efforts possible!


Please be sure to let the 2017 CAP Month Sponsors know you appreciate their support of Louisiana's children.


Order your pinwheels today!


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 Any way you spin it, prevention IS possible! 




How to put your spin on prevention:

1. Plant a Pinwheel Garden

More than 5 million pinwheels have been displayed across the nation in pinwheel gardens since April 2008. 


Please help support our mission to ensure that our children are given every opportunity to have safe, healthy and nurtured childhoods by sponsoring a Pinwheels for Prevention garden today!


Pinwheel Project Kit (great for individuals)


  • 25 pinwheels for planting
  • Implementation kit
  • Yard Sign

Pinwheel Partner

*$50 - $249

  • Pinwheels for planting ($1 per pinwheel)
  • Implementation kit
  • Yard Sign

Pinwheel Leader

*$250 - $999

  • Pinwheels for planting ($1 per pinwheel)
  • Implementation kit
  • Banner
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • Recognition on our Website

*A $5 shipping/handling charge will be applied to all orders.


Paper Pinwheels 

Own a business? Member of a school club? Participate with Paper Pinwheels! Raise funds by having people donate $1 to sign a Paper Pinwheel to be displayed at your business. Contact Angela Vanveckhoven at or 225-925-9520 for more information.


2. Buy a T-Shirt, Lapel Pin or Extra Signage

Extra Signs $15
Extra Banners $15
T-Shirt $10
Pinwheel Lapel Pin $3







3. Go Social

Share your prevention activities with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag us @PCALouisiana. Use the hashtag #GreatChildhoods to be part of the national social media efforts.


Show your support for Pinwheels for Prevention and change your Facebook Banner using these simple steps!


4. Sponsor Our Activities

As a Child Abuse Prevention Month Sponsor at the $2,500 level, you or your business will receive:

  • A full page ad in The Advocate at the conclusion of the Campaign
  • Representation on our Thank You billboard at the conclusion of the Campaign
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign materials, including a vase of Pinwheels for Prevention® and corresponding signage
  • Campaign banner
  • Recognition at and tickets to our Community Engagement Luncheon
  • Up to four tickets to our exclusive donor thank-you event
  • A link on our website and promotion through social media
  • Your corporate logo on the back of our Pinwheels for Prevention® Implementation Kit

 5. Download These Other Fun Activities


Whatever you choose, THANK YOU for being part of our Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign and for supporting Louisiana's children and families!


To get involved with Pinwheels for Prevention, please contact Angela Vanveckhoven at 225-925-9520 or