Blue Sunday Marks CAPM Finale

24 May 2018
April 2018 was one of our biggest efforts for Child Abuse Prevention Month ever - the number of pinwheel gardens alone outnumbered previous years by a considerable margin. We had particular success this year with participation in Blue Sunday, a nationally recognized day for faith communities to come together in a commitment to end child abuse. Numerous churches in West Lane participated, with one Swisshome pastor devoting the day's sermon to the subject. The most stylish Blue Sunday took place in the McKenzie region, however. The appropriately named Blue River branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints showed up for Sunday service in their dapper blue best. Sandra Acevedo, at...

Above and Beyond for CAPM in West Lane

12 Apr 2018
Three Rivers Casino and Resort
West Lane is outdoing itself this year for Child Abuse Prevention Month, with pinwheels and blue ribbons all over town. The Three Rivers Casino and Resort in Florence has planted what must be the largest pinwheel garden in the county - even bigger and better than previous years' efforts! Students at Mapleton Middle/High tied blue ribbons all over their school's fences, making a bold statement to passersby. The Boys and Girls Club, Lions Club, and Rotary have all gotten involved, with Vonnie McClellan, the West Lane RLT's CAPM team leader, making pinwheel bouquets for each table at a recent Rotary Club meeting to thank its members for their financial support of the region's CAPM projects. We...

CAPM Kicks off in Lane County

6 Apr 2018
With an unprecedented number of pinwheel gardens, newspaper op-eds, and activity across every one of our seven regions, this year's Child Abuse Prevention Month is shaping up to be one of the busiest ever. Visit GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org for the latest pictures, garden locations, and resources for parents. We'll be updating the website all month with events across the county.