Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a time when we bring the community together with special events and activities to raise awareness for child abuse prevention efforts in Blount County, because it takes ALL of us to stop child abuse.

2023 Activities

March 1 – 31 | #WearBlue Campaign | New Hope Staff & Board will be wearing blue for prevention awareness

April 11 | Public Stewards of Children Training | First Baptist Church of Maryville | 6-8pm

April 13 | Public Tour of New Hope: Through Jamie’s Eyes | 8:15-9:15am

April 14 | Young Fables Benefit Concert | 6-8pm | Bluetick Tavern | $10 cover charge

April 25 | Ice Cream for Prevention | 2-7pm | The Capitol Theatre | Kids 12 & under get a free cone of ice cream

April 29 | Heroes for Hope 5K & Fun Run | Maryville Amphitheater

April 1 – 30 | The Arconic Tower will be lit up blue in April to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1 – 30 | Alcoa High School’s Dome will be lit up blue in April to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1 – 30 | Pinwheel Gardens | Contact Becky at to sign up for a Pinwheel Garden

April 1 – 30 | New Hope’s 20th Anniversary | Invest $20 per month in honor of the 20 years New Hope has served Blount County | All gifts pledged in April will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $10,000!

Pinwheel Gardens

All over Blount County, special gardens are popping up for Child Abuse Prevention Month! You’ll find them at local businesses, in neighborhoods, schools, homes, and churches. Last year, 1,500 pinwheels were delivered in our community!

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