April-Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Engaging New Voices


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and this year's theme is Engaging New Voices. We can all use our voices to change the culture to prevent sexual violence. Prevention requires addressing the root causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist. This April, we're calling on groups whose influence can play a critical role in changing the culture. 

Below you will find a wide variety of our events that will be happening throughout our 19 counties. If you are interested in more information or wish to volunteer for any of the events, please call 1-877-362-4612. 

CARES Carnival | April 22nd, 2017
Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake, IA | 11am-3pm

It's carnival time! Dickinson County CARES (Community Advocates Ready to Empower Survivors) is a local volunteer group supporting CAASA: Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault and FCC: Family Crisis Centers by providing sexual abuse and domestic violence awareness events and financial resources. Dickinson County CARES is providing a fun filled carnival on April 22nd, 2017 to raise funds for sexual abuse and domestic violence. Tickets may be purchased to play games, have your face painted, dunk a fireman, and jump around on inflatables. There will be free crafts, clowns/magician, karaoke, a photo booth, and many great activities. There will be plenty of food, popcorn, and fresh, old fashioned cotton candy available for purchase. A silent auction will also be held from 11am-1pm. There is no admission fee, but a freewill donation is welcomed. We hope to see you there! 

Fiesta Latina | April 22nd, 2017
Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake, IA | 1-7pm

Come to the Fiesta Latina for food, activities, live entertainment and more! All proceeds go to CAASA! Come to Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake for the fun from 1-7pm! CAASA will have a booth present as well! See you there! 

Pizza Ranch Community Impact Fundaising Event | April 24th, 2017
Storm Lake, IA | 5:30-7:30pm

It's Pizza Party time! Come join us at the Storm Lake Pizza Ranch for a tip night! Monday, April 24 from 5:30-7:30pm 10% of the sales plus tips will go to CAASA! Come out and join a great cause and get some great food!

Denim Day | April 26th, 2017
Coffee For a Cause | April 2017

Throughout the month of April, you may see tip jars at area businesses and coffee shops who are donating to CAASA for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Some coffee shops are even donating a percentage of their sales to go towards sexual abuse services! Below is the list of participating coffee shops and when they are donating their sales:

  • Petals and Perks | Sioux Center, Iowa | 50% of coffee sales every Friday in April

  • The Lantern | Sibley, Iowa | $1.00/lb of coffee sold throughout April

  • Butler's | Sioux Center, Iowa | April 24, 2017

  • Fruited Plain | Sioux Center, Iowa | Tip Jar throughout April

  • Mae B | Harley, Iowa | Donating a percentage of their sales

  • Casey's Bakery | Sioux Center, Iowa | Tip Jar

  • Sinclair | Sioux Center, Iowa | Tip Jar

  • Cenex | Sioux Center, Iowa | Tip Jar

  • Rosie's | Rock Rapids, Iowa | Tip Jar

  • Fantasia | Sheldon, Iowa | Tip Jar

  • Truly Scrumptious | Sheldon, Iowa | Tip Jar

  • Casey's General Store | Paulina, Iowa | Tip Jar

  • Cenex | Paulina, Iowa | Tip Jar

Other Events | April 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Booths with Clothes Line Project and It's On Us Campaign 
Iowa Lakes | Spencer | April 12

Iowa lakes | Emmetsburg | April 18 | 9am-2pm

Women's Night Out | April 6th, 2017
Clay County Regional Events Center | 5-8pm

Come indulge yourself with a night of relaxation, laughter, and fun shared by all! This year’s event will feature the chance to win a makeover and hear about how a survivor was given hope. This event will also offer an opportunity for women to partake in shopping the marketplace of vendors, learning centers, entertainment, hors d’oeuvers, live and silent auction items, and door prizes. Bring your friends and colleagues to enjoy a great night to network with other amazing women! Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event, and can be purchased at Northwest Bank and Farmers Trust and Savings Bank in Spencer or by calling CAASA at 712-262-4612 to arrange pick up. To be entered for a chance to win a makeover, you must buy your ticket during the month of March. 

A Night For Hope | April 7th, 2017
Boulders Conference Center in Denison, Iowa | 6pm

CAASA and FCC are partnering together for a Night For Hope! Purchase your tickets for a night of entertainment with comedian Josh Novey on April 7th in Denison, Iowa. Tickets are $50 per person. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $350 with a special pricing for Veterans. The night will be a family friendly environment with food, fun, and laughter! Bring your friends! 

A Night at the Galaxie | April 8th, 2017
Galaxie Grille and Event Center in Sioux City, IA | 6pm

Join us for a night out of this world! A Night at the Galaxie! Saturday, April 8th at the Galaxie Grille and Event Center in Sioux City. Admission is $5 at the door and you can purchase VIP Tables for 8 for $50 in advance. An evening full of entertainment including a show and a silent auction will begin at 6pm. 

SAAM- Mayoral Proclamation 2017

In honor of SAAM, we were honored by Mayors, City & County Officials and Coalition Teams who proclaimed April SAAM 2017. They proclaimed to "Join advocates and communities across the country in playing an active role to prevent sexual violence. Along with the United States Government and State of Iowa, I do hereby proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month! " Thank you for your continued support of survivors!!