A strong community is one that gathers to support one another. The events held throughout the year bring families, friends, and community leaders together to celebrate great childhoods and raise awareness about the importance of prevention. 


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We are recognizing parents and caregivers who are advocates for their own children and children in the community! 

We are currently seeking nominations for our 2017 Unsung Hero awards. Nominations are being accepted until January 6, 2017, and ten winners will be recognized at the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth's 2017 Children's Advocacy Days held in Nashville, TN.

Learn more, or make a nomination.





good food @ amerigo italian restaurant

January 29, 2017  5:30 - 8:30pm

1920 West End Avenue Nashville, TN

Join us for a dinner created especially for this event by Chef Steven Robilio. Wine will be expertly paired with each course for a delectable meal you won't want to miss. This intimate event is a fantastic time to learn about the incredible work we are doing with vulnerable families across the state. 

Good food for great childhoods. It's a win-win.



April 1, 2017  9:00am - 12:00pm

Sevier Park

3021 Lealand Lane Nashville, TN

We're partnering with the Nashville Children's Alliance and celebrating great childhoods again this year with bounce houses, entertainment, games, crafts, and more at our Pinwheels for Prevention® kickoff event! This FREE, family friendly event is fun for all ages, and serves as our kickoff to Child Abuse Prevention Month. 


resilience: the biology of stress & the science of hope

April 6, 2017   5:30pm

Belcourt Theater

2012 Belcourt Ave. Nashville, TN

When children experience trauma, it can affect their entire life, but there is hope. This film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Generously sponsored by The Frist Foundation.



pinwheel celebration breakfast
oak ridge, tn

April 21, 2017  9:30 am

The Pinwheel Celebration Breakfast is our chance to honor members of the community who are champions for building strong families and creating great childhoods for children in East Tennessee. 

For more information about the event, please contact

Susan Moore, Regional Program Manager.



good Food - Dining with a purpose

Good Food events are organized by us, hosted by restaurants, and attended by those who want to learn more about what we do.

Intimate and completely customized to a restaurants needs, these gatherings offer the opportunity to expose new patrons to the restaurant and engage them in the work we are doing in the community, all while enjoying a fabulous meal and perfectly paired wine. To learn more, or host a Good Food event at your restaurant, contact Melanie Scott, Director of Development, or call our office at (615) 383-0994.


bbq, bREW, AND yOU - August 27, 2016

The clouds parted and the rain subsided just in time for us to host a fantastic crowd at ONEC1TY in Nashville for an evening of amazing BBQ courtesy of Bacon & Caviar, cold brews provided by Ajax Turner, and a special appearance made by local radio personality and Bachelorette contestant, Wells Adams. 

Pinwheel garden party - may 22, 2016

As a "thank you" to our donors, the Pinwheel Garden Party was a beautiful spring evening of food, music, cocktails, and a chance to continue to support our mission. Guests enjoyed a live auction, entertainment by the bluegrass ensemble, Grass Stains, and food by Milk & Honey Food Company.