Have you ever heard the phrase “it takes a village to raisea child”? Coming from a big Puerto Rican family it was.always one I could relate to. I had Titis and Tios (Aunts and Uncles), cousins, and second-cousins, grandparents and friends of the family I could always rely on for advice, to show up to my softball games, hit the mall or grab a bite to eat with. These people in my life were always there supporting me- but also working behind the scenes. Supporting my parents and my parents were supporting them- it was a sort of fluid system that kept us all happy and healthy. As an adult, I have come to realize that this system I was used to as a child and adolescent is more than just support- it is sustainability. This is how we survive and thrive as a species.

As a donor and patron of Pinwheel Place- you are our village! You are the behind the scenes sustainability warriors who are there silently for every challenge and accomplishment of growing Pinwheel Place, even if you do not realize...

May 18, 2019

A few months ago, I was looking for more in my life. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was missing, but I knew that something was. 

I grew up working with kids, and not just working with them, but doing what I could in my community to make the world better and easier for them. Then I graduated high school and went away to college, and life got crazy. I moved back home almost a year ago now and, with a lot of hard work, life got less and less crazy. Until I reached a point where I knew I was ready to give again and that if I wanted my life to feel full, needed to. 

I found Lynn and Quady, and Pinwheel Place, through my mom. I got Lynn’s email from her and threw myself out there. It was scary, and I’m sure for them too- to let someone they didn’t know step into a role that none of us could define. But I wanted to do everything I could, and the more I learned, the more I realized how much there is to do. 

It absolutely blew my mind- as we pick this blog up again, we’re going to feature...

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Red Bank, NJ 07701

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A home for children at risk of abuse or neglect

A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization

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