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Join us in preventing the abuse and neglect of our nation's children by participating in Pinwheels for Prevention™, Prevent Child Abuse America's campaign introducing the pinwheel as the new symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention nationwide.

Nationally we are focused on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. We want to reinforce the notion that healthy child development serves as a foundation for both community and economic development. At MassKids, the Massachusetts chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, we take the words "It's only fair that each child be cherished" to heart and through our programs and advocacy, we are working towards a world where all children feel cherished and safe.


With more than 2.3 million pinwheels distributed across America since April 2008 and pinwheel activities in nearly every state, Pinwheels for Prevention is taking root. Now it's your turn to make a difference.

Join us by bringing Pinwheels for Prevention® to your community:

  • Bright and shinning in the sun, pinwheels are a symbol of hope, a call to action, and a representation of the bright and healthy futures that we want for the children of our community!

  • Child abuse prevention is a critical issue for our community in the near term and it is the most critical issue we can take steps towards addressing for the long-term prosperity of our community.

  • Child development is a foundation for community development and economic development, as capable children become the foundation of a prosperous and sustainable society

  • Effective child development efforts such as home visiting, Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness, and healthy sexual development programs lay a strong foundation for a child’s successful growth and development while helping reducing the long-term costs to society


To purchase Pinwheels ($24 for a box of 24 plus shipping) contact Lindsay Hawthorne by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 617-742-8555.