Modern Woodmen plans April 6 pinwheel garden event with employees

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April 02, 2018
On Friday, April 6, Modern Woodmen will invite employees to plant 600 blue pinwheels in the west garden of its home office, 1701 First Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.
The event, coordinated with assistance from the Child Abuse Council, supports the Council’s Blue-Out Day Campaign and Modern Woodmen’s 2018 child-focused employee service project, Power Their Potential. Each pinwheel symbolizes the happy, healthy childhoods all kids deserve.
In addition to planting pinwheels, employees will:
  • Hear from Rock Island mayor Mike Thoms and Angie Kendall from the Child Abuse Council.
  • Hold a Denim Day fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting Child Abuse Council.
  • Participate in a number of childhood-themed fundraisers and activities the week leading up to the event, including a raffle and bake sale.
The pinwheels will remain planted for the first two weeks of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April.
The media is invited to participate in this event. Mike Thoms, Angie Kendall and Modern Woodmen employees will be available to interview.
About Modern Woodmen:
Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen supports members, families and communities throughout the United States. As a fraternal benefit society, the organization is defined by its unique blend of financial services, member benefits and community impact opportunities. In 2017, Modern Woodmen and its members provided $20.6 million and 534,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. To learn more, visit
About Power Their Potential:
Modern Woodmen of America’s 500+ employees are banding together for a special project in 2018. Power Their Potential is focused on giving kids the building blocks for brighter futures. By partnering with local organizations that help kids in the Quad Cities meet basic needs, we can help them dream big and realize their potential.

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