Manatee Children’s Services
MCS provides a full spectrum of programs serving over 16,000 children and families annually. Since its inception in 1977 as the Manatee County’s first and only emergency shelter for abused children in foster care, MCS has grown to offer programs in treatment, prevention, intervention, and residential services.
Our mission: to advocate for and provide the resources, skills, and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families.
Committed to Serving Children
Make a Difference as a Pinwheel Sponsor
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a fundamental cause for MCS. Every April, we raise awareness in the community by planting blue pinwheels. The pinwheel is recognized as the national symbol for child abuse prevention and represents the happy, carefree childhood all children deserve.
You can be a part of this movement by sponsoring pinwheels. Every sponsor of $25 or more will receive a package of pinwheels to be planted at their business or residence. The top sponsor will receive a framed photo as a keepsake. Please scan the QR code in the flyer or click the button below to donate through our Facebook fundraiser. You may also donate through our website (processing fees apply), with a “pinwheel sponsor” memo. Thank you for being a part of our community that helps change lives in Manatee County.