Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kane County

Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kane County

As we welcome April, we extend an invitation to the community to participate in raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. There will be a multitude of opportunities for involvement throughout the month, with initiatives for everyone to participate and get involved.


To commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, we welcome you to join us in advancing the mission of CASA Kane County, advocating for the Voice of Children in Foster Care.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Kane County is a Guardian ad Litem, nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of children in abuse and/or neglect cases within the Juvenile Court system. Relied upon by judges and most importantly, the children, CASAs are among the most respected volunteers and advocates in the community.


There are various avenues for participation  to help raise awareness for child abuse prevention throughout the month, and here are some suggestions:

Attend CASA Kane County’s Annual H.A.T.C.H. Hands Around the Court House Event on Thursday, April 4th at 12pm.

All members of the community are invited and encouraged to participate. This event is community call to action reminder that everyone is responsible to protect the children in our community. Join at the Historic Kane County courthouse located at 100 S Third Street in Geneva, Illinois.


Featuring Guest Speakers:

Honorable Chief Judge Robert Villa
State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser
Jim Di Ciaula, Executive Director CASA Kane County

Individuals interested in learning more about becoming an advocate are invited to stay for an informational meeting after the event. 

Hands Around The Court House

Attend a Volunteer General Informational Meeting.

Join us to learn more about our CASA/GAL Volunteer program. Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives. 
  • Ready to find out if CASA is right for you?
  • Have questions about a CASA/GAL’s role in a child’s life?
  • Learn more on how you can be the one caring and consistent adult making a difference in a child’s life!
Virtual Volunteer Information Meeting:
              Tuesday, April 2 from 12-1pm

One-hour live virtual information meeting hosted by our Director of Education, Sandie Cross.

In Person Volunteer Information Open House:
              Thursday, April 4 at 1pm
Following HATCH in Room 430

Learn More about Volunteering with CASA at the Volunteer Open House after HATCH.

Email Sandie for more information at sandiec@casakanecounty.org
CASA Virtual Volunteer Meeting

2.Place a Child Abuse Awareness Yard Sign

Place a Yard Sign

For the month of April, we ask the COMMUNITY to spread awareness of CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH by placing yard signs throughout the county. Signs can be placed at your home, business or anywhere you have obtained permission. 

Email Rose if you need one and to schedule pickup: rosed@casakanecounty.org

April Child Abuse Prevention Month
CASA Yard Signs

Enter to Win by Posting a Pic of Your Sign! 

Share a photo with us featuring either yourself alongside the yard sign or just the yard sign itself to participate in a raffle for a Gift Card! Connect with us on Social Media, DM us, or send your pictures to Mandy at amandas@casakanecounty.org by Friday, April 26th for a chance to win and get showcased!

Please note: We’ll use these images in our social media posts, thus we kindly ask for your permission to use them in this manner. Yard signs can be displayed at your residence, businesses with consent, or any other authorized location.

3. Support Local Give Back Fundraisers

Support CASA with April Sips & Bites for CASA! Mark Your Calendars! Starting Wednesday, April 3 you can support CASA Kane County just by ordering a meal at one of the participating restaurants who are hosting food fundraisers! These are spread at different but specific locations throughout Kane County.
Dine in or take out, make sure to mention CASA Kane County, show the flyer or use the online ordering codes listed below.
The more people who participate in these Food Fundraisers the more money raised to support the children in Kane County who need it the most and bring awareness to April being #NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth!

*Make sure to mention CASA Kane County when ordering!*

Wednesday, April 3rd @  4-10pm
Lou Malnati’s:  20% Donated 
20% Donated  – Online Ordering Code: GPFUND24
Aurora: 1720 S Orchard Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
Carpentersville: 2279 Randall Rd, Carpentersville, IL 60110
Geneva: 1048 Commons Dr, Geneva, IL 60134
Thursday, April 11th @5-8pm
Portillo’s: 1020 S. Randall Rd., Elgin, IL
20% Donated – Online Ordering Code: PORTILLOS33
Wednesday, April 17th @12-6pm
Raising Canes: 1998 McKee St, Batavia, IL 60510
15% Donated
Monday, April 22nd @4-11pm
Alter Brewing + Kitchen: 12 S 1st St, St. Charles, IL 60174
$1 EVERY DRINK is Donated  
Saturday, April 27th @4-8pm
Chipotle: 2902 Kirk Rd Ste 100, Aurora, IL 60502
33% Donated  – Online Ordering Code:  Y342QZA
Tuesday, April 30th
Preservation: 513 S 3rd St, Geneva @11am-9pm
Atlas Chicken Shack: 511 S 3rd St, Geneva @ 11am-8:30pm
15% Donated-  Online Ordering Code: SHARE TODAY
CASA April 2024 Food Fundraisers

4. Participate in one of our third-party April fundraisers:

J.McLaughlin’s Shop & Celebrate Spring CASA Kane County Fundraiser


Join on Thursday, April 4th from 1-5pm following CASA’s Hands Around the Court House Event. Stop in at 29 South Third Street in Geneva for coffee, cookies and shopping.
15% of Sales will be donated to CASA Kane County, support while you shop!
J McLaughlin

Purchase a “Guiding Light” CASA Signature Candle to Support

We are excited to share that the CASA team has created its very own scented candle named Guiding Light for sale in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month! 
CASA candles, along with 4 other popular Inluro scents, can be purchased for $16 at: 
This is a limited time fundraiser for only 3 weeks from April 1 – April 19 and would make a great Mother’s Day gift!
In addition to shipping, Inluro will host a one-day pickup on Monday, May 6, from 11am – 5 pm, at their store location: 211 W. State Street, Geneva.
Proceeds from this candle fundraiser will directly support providing a CASA/GAL volunteer – a Guiding Light – for a child in foster care so they don’t have to navigate the darkness alone.  
Let’s light a spark they can’t put out to Change a Child’s Story!!


To raise awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month, we asked coffee shops throughout Kane County to partner with us and distribute coffee sleeves throughout the month of April.
Thank you to all the coffee shops that are working with us to shine light on the growing number of children in care in our community.
  1. Arcedium Coffeeehouse: 60 Indiana St, St. Charles
  2. Biggby Coffee: 902 S. Randall Rd, St. Charles
  3. Blue Box Café: 176 E. Chicago St, Elgin
  4. Brown Butter: 311 N 2nd St, St. Charles
  5. Corner Grind Coffee: 2 South Main Street, Elburn
  6. Coroco Coffee: 101 S 1st St, St. Charles
  7. Eastside Café – Coffee & Wine Bar: 316 N River St, East Dundee
  8. Elder + Oat: 124 W Main St, West Dundee
  9. Flyleaf Bakery Café: 10 S Batavia Ave, Batavia
  10. Graham’s 318 Coffeehouse: 318 S 3rd St, Geneva
  11. Hampshire Social: 124 S State St, Hampshire
  12. Limestone Coffee & Tea: 8 W Wilson St, Batavia
  13. Luau Coffee: 40W450 Illinois 64, St. Charles/Wasco
  14. Maple Leaf Roasters Coffee House: 1 Illinois St, St. Charles
  15. MOKA Coffee: 24 S Lincolnway St, North Aurora
  16. MOKA Coffee: 132 Independence Dr, Batavia
  17. Society 57: 100 S River St, Aurora
  18. Sugar & Rhyme: 203 E Chicago St, Elgin
  19. Viator Coffee Co: 51 Grove Ave, Elgin
Support these local coffee shops! Tag us in a photo of your recent coffee purchase and use hashtag #Coffee4CASAKC or Tag CASA Kane County’s Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn Pages to be featured on our social media & entered in for a giveaway at the end of the month!


Coffee with CASA  to Learn about Volunteering
Join CASA Kane County and learn more about the mission of CASA Kane County and the increasing service to the children in Kane County. Come discover more about our CASA/GAL volunteer opportunity and enjoy a Coffee on CASA!
  • Sunday, April 14th from 1-3pm at Limestone Coffee & Tea in Batavia
  • Thursday, April 18th from 8-10am at Hampshire Social in Hampshire
  • Monday, April 29th from 8-10am at Society 57 in Aurora
Coffee with CASA

5. Plan and host a Child Abuse Prevention activity

Help CASA Kane County spread awareness of our mission with more people and potentially find more volunteers, and donors. Use groups you are involved and connected with, using your circle of influence we can reach more people. This could be a Party for a Purpose, Informational Meeting at your place of work or sharing information about CASA Kane County to your church group or book club.
Find ways to involve schools, parent-teacher organizations, faith communities, businesses, hospitals, museums, libraries, and others in hosting activities, fundraisers and collecting donations for the children who are in the CASA Kane County program.

CASA Kane County is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Last year, 200 CASA volunteers served over 600 children throughout Kane County. For more information, please visit https://casakanecounty.org/.


CASA Kane County is currently seeking VOLUNTEERS! To learn more, visit the organization’s website at www.casakanecounty.org or call 630-232-4484