Fundraising Events

Walk to End Child Abuse

Walk to End Child Abuse occurs in April every year in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Children's Advocacy Center organizes the walk, a raffle, and a t-shirt design contest. All proceeds from this event benefit children in the DeKalb County community through awareness, support, education, and prevention.


The 12th Annual Walk to End Child Abuse will be held Saturday, April 23rd, 2022!

We are very excited to host our walk in person for the first time in two years! Join us at Sycamore High School, Northern Illinois University lagoon, Hinckley, or virtually wherever you are. Leading up to the event, we are inviting children to participate in our t-shirt design contest. These t-shirts will be distributed to participants, and the contest winner will win a free t-shirt! All proceeds from this event stay local and benefit DeKalb County children through awareness, advocacy, and prevention. Take a stance against child abuse and create a team, meet us on April 23rd to walk, or take a walk in your neighborhood. Your decision to participate allows children the opportunity to speak their truth and receive the listening ear they deserve! #SpeakYourTruth

Community members are invited to attend our Child Abuse Prevention Month kick-off event on April 1st, 2022. We are offering a free, virtual Darkness to Light: Stewards of Child presentation. Participants will learn how to recognize, prevent, and report child abuse. 

Registration has closed! | Raffle has closed!

Comfort dog, Laddie, laying next to a baby playing in his drinking bowl.

All-Stars for FSA

All-Stars for FSA, formerly known as FSA Kickoff, is held every year in the fall at Northern Illinois University. This event provides an opportunity to support all the Family Service Agency programs. Attendees are able to spend an evening and enjoy a meal with the NIU men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Stay tuned for 2022 info!

photo from Kickoff 2016 event

Spare Time for Kids

Spare Time for Kids occurs every year in the spring to raise awareness and funds for Family Service Agency’s Youth Mentoring program. Over two weeks bowling tournaments are held at bowling alleys across DeKalb County.

Stay tuned for 2022 info!