The City Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program, in partnership with the Casa Grande Elementary School District, will host the annual Children’s Flower Garden Planting Event on Friday, November 8. The event will begin at 10:00 am at the flower garden in front of the City Hall Plaza, located at 510 E. Florence Blvd. The event is being held as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The flower garden is planted every year to remember children who have been victims of abuse.
This year’s special event is being sponsored by Artistic Land Management, Inc. The schools participating in this year’s event are Cottonwood Elementary School, Desert Willow Elementary School, Evergreen Elementary School, Mesquite Elementary School and Villago Middle School, and the Casa Grande Union High School Cougar Spirit Line, Woodwind Section, and Blue Notes. Against Abuse, Inc. will join in the event this year by planting pinwheels to promote child abuse prevention. Also, the Boys & Girls Club of Casa Grande will be providing pin back buttons with inspirational quotes for the students.
Gardening is a wonderful way to give children an opportunity to explore and learn about nature. It teaches them self-confidence and responsibility and is a great way to acknowledge the important work they are doing to help children who have been victimized.
The City Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program provides direct assistance, support, and protection to victims and their families. We also educate them about domestic violence, safety planning, and the criminal justice process. To learn about important resources available, click here or call (520) 421-8600.