A Garden of Blue Pinwheels in Support of Children in Foster Care

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Brightside Child & Family Advocacy will host a Pinwheel Garden Planting Ceremony on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. This ceremony will be held at Grayson Stadium (1401 E Victory Drive) at 10:00 AM. This Pinwheel Garden Planting Ceremony brings awareness to a critical community issue. Each pinwheel represents a child within the foster care system within Chatham County. Pinwheels reflect our hope for the children of our community, a happy and carefree childhood. 

Brightside Advocacy is proud to partner with the Savannah Bananas for another consecutive year. Owners Jesse and Emily Cole are foster parents and understand firsthand the importance of protecting and supporting children who have experienced abuse and neglect. 

"Our Annual Pinwheel Ceremony will be extra special this year as we work to expand our services for children and families in crisis. Savannah CASA and the newly launched Bright House are programs under our new organization, Brightside Child and Family Advocacy. Brightside Advocacy provides services to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening and supporting healthy family relationships. It is such an honor to be able to expand to meet additional needs in our community." states Kate Blair, Executive Director of Brightside Advocacy.  

There are more than 300 children in foster care in Chatham County, and each of those children deserves to have a CASA volunteer fighting for them. Savannah CASA volunteers increase access to services, promote safety, and advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings. The Bright House provides court-mandated supervised visitation and family support services in a home-like setting to strengthen family relationships and work towards reunification. For those interested in helping to prevent child abuse in our community, please visit brightsideadvoacy.org