Captain Jeff Bladel plants a pinwheel in the garden outside the Davenport Police Department as a tribute to April being National Child Abuse Prevention month on Monday, April 4, 2016, in Davenport.                                          Photo by Brian Achenbach/The Dispatch

The Quad Cities Goes Blue in April -Events Celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month

Isn’t it time that we focus on what unites us? In the Quad Cities we believe that all our kids deserve a safe and joyful childhood. This month, we celebrate the small actions each of us can take that make a big impact on the well-being of our children.
Every year, thousands of cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in the Quad Cities each year. But there’s good news! Child abuse is 100% preventable. Everyone in our community has a role to play in making sure that our community is the best place for children and families to thrive.

April Events:
The Child Abuse Council is celebrating National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April with events designed to help everyone find ways they can help prevent child abuse.

Pinwheels for Prevention Events
Child Abuse Council will also be teaming up with area organizations to plant pinwheel gardens to raise awareness and promote joyful, healthy childhoods. Below is the list of dates and times of garden dedication ceremonies.
April 4, 10:00 a.m. – Davenport Police Department, 416 Harrison Street
April 13 – Skip-A-Long Child Development Services
9:00am – Milan Campus
10:00am – Rock Island Campus
3:00pm – Moline Campus
April 14, 10:00 am – Skip-A-Long Child Development Services, Davenport Campus
April 21, 10:00 a.m., Moline Police Department, 1640 6th Avenue, Moline

Community BLUEOUT Day
April 21 – Wear blue to show commitment to child abuse prevention.

Dine to Donate at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
April 21 – Using flyer at Orange Leaf to have 10% of your bill donated back to CAC programs

A Lifesaver Celebration
April 28, 5:30pm, iWireless Center
The Child Abuse Council’s annual fundraising event. To purchase tickets, click support/events at www.childabuseqc.org.
Serving the Quad City region, the Child Abuse Council leads community efforts to eliminate child abuse and neglect by strengthening children and families through treatment, education and prevention.

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