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Dover Kiwanis Stands United for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels for Prevention: Creating a Visual Reminder of the World We Want for Children - Happy, Healthy, and Prepared to Succeed.

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DOVER — Child Abuse Prevention Month kicked off on April 1st. To mark the occasion, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Dover initiated the campaign with a vibrant pinwheel garden display at Dover Town Hall.

“Let’s come together to raise awareness in our community about the importance of ensuring quality childhoods for all children, as they are the foundation of our future,” stated Sergio Rodriguez, President of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Dover.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Dover members Maria Rosario, Treasurer; Frank Cahill; Sergio Rodriguez, President;  Maria Solines, Secretary and Washington Pro placing pinwheels at Dover Town Hall. Photo by Matthew O’Leary.

April signifies National Child Abuse Prevention Month, spearheaded by Prevent Child Abuse America. In 2024, the theme “Building A Hopeful Future, Together” underscores the importance of fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for children and families nationwide.

“In launching the campaign for Child Abuse Prevention Month, we aim to cultivate a community-wide commitment to safeguarding the well-being of our children,” stated Frank Cahill, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Dover. “Our pinwheel garden display at Dover Town Hall symbolizes our dedication to nurturing a safe and supportive environment for all children.”

Placing a pinwheel symbolizes our dedication to fostering hope and positivity for our children’s future,” remarked a Washington Pro. “It’s a small gesture with a big impact, reminding us of the importance of nurturing and protecting our youth.” Photo by Matthew O’Leary.

Dover Mayor James Dodd presented a Proclamation to Frank Cahill and members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Dover at the Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, officially designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

Dover Mayor James Dodd, Frank Cahill, Maria Rosario, Alexandra and Percy Zegarra.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Dover advocates for the power of prevention and the significance of community support. They are committed to guaranteeing that all children grow up in safe, stable, and nurturing environments. Their mission revolves around addressing the structural and social determinants of health and well-being, such as poverty and systemic racism, aiming to establish a more equitable society where every child thrives.

By placing this pinwheel, we’re planting seeds of hope and protection for our children,” remarked Matthew O’Leary. “Each spin represents a commitment to creating a safer, brighter future for every child. Photo by Frank Cahill.

For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Greater Dover, click here.

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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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