The pinwheel serves as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention. It is a reflection of hope, health and safety – what PCAV and our parent organization, Prevent Child Abuse America, desire for children throughout Virginia and everywhere.
Every April – during Child Abuse Prevention Month – PCAV and many of its 43 partner organizations around the state plant pinwheel gardens in honor of children in their communities. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond hosts the state’s signature pinwheel garden every year near a lake in the Children’s Garden. This year, on March 23rd, volunteers will plant nearly 4,000 pinwheels to celebrate Virginia’s children.