April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and it’s time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and create strong communities to support children and families.
Blue Ribbons have become a symbol of awareness for child abuse prevention month.
“In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country, and many wear blue ribbons each April in memory of those who have died as a result of child abuse. In other communities, special fundraisers are held to support prevention activities and treatment facilities for victims, and candlelight vigils are held as a remembrance. Most recently, the focus has shifted to a more positive message of celebrating “blue ribbon” individuals, organizations, and communities that have done much to prevent child abuse and neglect.” – Childwelfare.gov -
To learn more about the history of Child Abuse Prevention Month and to get important information and resources please visit http://www.childwelfare.gov/
Awareness ribbon pins are an effective and economical way to raise awareness in your community about any cause you would like to support. They can be distributed among your friends or at events, conferences and health fairs. By wearing a lapel pin you’re showing your concern and commitment and playing an important role in the task of raising awareness and spreading the word for your cause.
Sienna Pacific store carries a variety of colors and styles of awareness pins and silicone bracelets that may work perfect for your project. On the other hand, if you would like to make your awareness pins customized with a special message or name visit www.lapelpinsdirect.com or call (888) 720- 2115.