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.
March 1 – 31 | #WearBlue Campaign | New Hope Staff & Board will be wearing blue for prevention awareness!
April 1 | Young Fables Benefit Concert | 7pm – 9pm | Bluetick Tavern | $10 cover charge
April 9 | Foster Care Conference | 8:30am – 3pm | Blount Community Church
April 10 | Kite Festival | 10am – 4:30pm | Pearson Springs Park | New Hope will be hosting a booth with a fun craft for the kids!
April 21 | Ice Cream for Prevention | 1-7pm | The Capitol Theatre | Kids 12 & under get a free cone of ice cream!
April 30 | Heroes for Hope 5K & Kids’ 1K Fun Run | Maryville Amphitheater
April 1 – 30 | Pinwheel Gardens | Contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a Pinwheel Garden!
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, 2,500 pinwheels were delivered in our community!
1 in 10 pinwheels will be silver – the others blue. This is to highlight the 1 in 10 children here in Blount County who will be sexually abused before the age of 18.