Pinwheels with a Purpose
The National Exchange Club was founded in Detroit, MI, in 1911. To date, Exchange is the only service organization exclusively serving communities in the United States. More than 650 local clubs, and nearly 20,0000 members, throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico provide individuals with opportunities to use their time and talents to benefit their local communities and the country. Exchange’s Core Values are family, community, and country. Adopted in 1917, and inspired by the 133rd Psalm, the organization’s Motto is, “Unity for Service.”
Through three Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs -and Exchange’s National Project, the prevention of child abuse, local-level clubs fulfill important needs in their communities every day.
A few members of our local club, the Wayne County Exchange Club, recently gathered at the front of Wayne Memorial Hospital to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The sign and accompanying pinwheels fronting Highway 84 visually remind thousands of passersby of this important issue.