April is a big month for CAPS: National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time for the entire community to be mindful of their role in keeping our children safe.

Whether you are a parent or not, whether you work with children or not, you are part of the big picture when it comes to preventing child abuse and neglect.

Elkhart County Juvenile Magistrate Deborah Domine and CAPS CEO Candy Yoder invite you to join us at 4 p.m. March 30 (March 31 is our rain date) on the front lawn of CAPS to help plant pinwheels – the official symbol of the safe, happy childhood we want for all children – and start a monthlong conversation about the well-being of children in Elkhart County.

This conversation will culminate in the Rally For Children at noon, Friday, April 29, at the Civic Plaza in downtown Elkhart, where Domine and Yoder will welcome community members to share one thing they can do to make Elkhart County a better, safer, happier place to grow up.

You don’t need to RSVP, just bring yourself at 4 p.m. on March 30 (and bring a screwdriver to help poke holes in the soil for pinwheels) and a friend or family member to help us kick off April!

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