BY MEGHAN ALESSI
You may have noticed the sparkly addition to Giddings lawn last week, as there were hundreds of shiny blue pinwheels planted into the ground; 384 pinwheels, to be exact. Each of these was sold to the friends, family and Georgetown professors and staff from our very own Kappa Delta ladies in an event called “Pinwheels for Prevention.” They also recently held their annual Shamrock Event featuring breakfast for dinner along with a silent auction. Together these events brought in an astounding $13,000 for their philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America.
According to their website, Prevent Child Abuse America’s mission is to “prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children” and this “includes all forms of abuse and neglect, whether physical, sexual, educational or emotional.”
If you’re wondering how pinwheels got involved, the answer is simple. The pinwheel is meant to be a symbol of a healthy childhood and has now become the national symbol for the organization. If you missed out this year, try to make it to next year’s Shamrock Event and support a great cause!