LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A local non-profit is hosting a community-wide event Monday morning in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The pinwheel has become a national symbol for child abuse prevention. It represents playfulness, joy, and a reminder that children deserve great futures.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass will plant 1,000 pinwheels to represent the 1,000 children they’re expecting to serve this year across 17 Kentucky counties.  The event is open to the public. Pinwheels will be provided so all you have to do is show up to take part.

“1,000 pinwheels…It’s going to take a lot of hands to plant all those pinwheels and really show the community the incredible impact of the work here at the center. We welcome anybody who would like to come and help us plant,” said the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass engagement director Taylor Ballinger.

Monday’s event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass located at 162 N. Ashland Ave.

After the pinwheels are planted, the office will be open for tours.