Fayette Central School placed pinwheels all over the front grounds of its school to bring foster care to the forefront of the community’s attention. Each pinwheel represents one child in foster care in Maine. Contributed photo

The Fayette Central School recently collaborated with Project Sparrow to display a sea of pinwheels. Students planted approximately 2,000 pinwheels to symbolize the amount of children in foster care in Maine.

Several students forfeited their own recess to help with the pinwheel display in an effort to show support for their classmates and community members who have experienced foster care. One student placed several pinwheels specifically for a couple of friends who are currently in foster care.

The Pinwheel Project is one of many service opportunities provided by Project Sparrow, a Winthrop-based nonprofit that advocates for the foster children of Maine. It offers events throughout the year and a free clothing closet.

For information on the Pinwheel Project and how to get involved, visit Project Sparrow on Facebook or project-sparrow.org.

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