Pinwheels placed at the state Capitol to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect

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Girl Scouts planted more than 1,000 pinwheels in the lawn of the state Capitol this afternoon to bring attention to child abuse and neglect prevention.

The pinwheels symbolize hope for a happy childhood for all children.

It’s all part of Prevent Child Abuse Hawai’i’s 12th annual Pinwheels for Prevention project, sponsored by the State Health Department and the Child Abuse Prevention Planning Council. 

Anastasia Pang-Kaneko was one of the Girl Scouts planting pinwheels and explained, “We put down pinwheels to remind people to speak out, to speak up when they know about child abuse.”

“When people drive they see the pinwheels and that will remind them to help people to be kind to one another,” Girl Scout Leanne Hashimoto said.

The pinwheels will be on display through April 22, 2018. 

Look for events all month long as April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness month.

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