The problem of child abuse paints an ugly picture in any community.  Second-grade children and their art teacher at Pepperell Primary School decided to put paint to canvas to help make a stand against child abuse and brighten the world of children and families impacted by the problem. 
“What a beautiful way to make a stand against child abuse,” stated Carmen Jones, principal at Pepperell Primary. “You are invited to download this beautiful artwork and use it as the screensaver on your tablets, computers and other electronic devices throughout the remainder of this month.” 
The work was created by the Pepperell Primary teacher and students for the Harbour House in Rome for the month of April designated as National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.  Harbour House provided the canvas and paint for the project.  The painting is currently on display in the lobby at Pepperell Primary where it will hang during the rest of April.

The painting was the idea of Pepperell Primary counselor Beth Laughlin. “At the end of the month, we will donate the painting to an agency where it can inspire happiness to children who have suffered from abuse or neglect,” Laughlin said.