Join us for the Subaru Honor Ride & Run

On Sunday June 7, C.A.R.E. Volunteers will be out in force to support Evanston Subaru in Skokie's Honor Ride & Run. We'll be manning registration, support tables and welcoming everyone back at the end of the race. No animals will be present, but you can always talk to our volunteers about our adoptables and the important work we do for the community.

Click here to register or get more information on the Honor Ride.

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Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Event

Please join us Tuesday, May 5, from 6 to 9 PM for our Shopping Event at Ten Thousand Villages, 719 Main Street. The store is generously donating a percentage of sales to C.A.R.E. - so you can help two non-profits at once. Ten Thousand Villages sells goods made by artisans in developing countries, from jewelry to home décor to coffee and tea. We'll provide wine, soft drinks and snacks - come and visit with us even if you're not a shopper!

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C.A.R.E.'s Pet Food Pantry

C.A.R.E. has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry since 2011 to supply pet food and supplies for cats and dogs, but also for smaller pets such as birds, ferrets, hamsters, etc. This program ensures that animals are not entering shelters because of financial reasons. We are helping families keep their beloved pets, which is good for the families, the animals and the community. Each week, we help anywhere from 50 to 80 pet owners. We also provide advice regarding pet health and low-cost spay/neuter and vet services.

If you'd like to volunteer or donate to this important cause, read more about the Pet Food Pantry.

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Support C.A.R.E. on #GivingTuesday - #ILGiveBig

C.A.R.E. is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday by joining the #ILGiveBig initiative!

We give thanks on Thanksgiving, go to the mall on Black Friday, and browse the web on Cyber Monday. Now, we have a day dedicated to giving back. On #GivingTuesday (this year on December 2), nonprofits, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

In Illinois, Donors Forum is coordinating this initiative -- #ILGiveBig -- and we have one bold goal: $12 million raised by Illinois nonprofits from 100,000 individual donors -- in one day.

Name the C.A.R.E. Mascots!


Meet the newest addition to to C.A.R.E. family, our Mascot. This extra-tall dog has soulful brown eyes, velvety plush black fur and is always seen carrying a soft white plush cat. The dog’s and cat’s names are... up to YOU!

C.A.R.E. is looking to you to help name our Mascot Dog & Cat. The contest will begin on Saturday, November 29, at our Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire. You can submit your name ideas at any C.A.R.E. event or via our website between now and February 20, 2015.


November 29 - Mark your Calendar for the Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire!

It's the event your dog looks forward to all year...he gets to tell SANTA what a good boy he's been!

Not only can you get your pet's photo with Santa, you can also stock up on home-baked cookies in our famous Cookie Walk, buy gifts for your friends from our silent auction, crafters and vendors or buy raffle tickets for fantastic prizes.

Get all the C.A.R.E. Faire details here.

Become a C.A.R.E. Foster Parent

Help C.A.R.E. by becoming a foster parent

Thank you for your interest in opening your home and heart to an animal in need! Foster care providers are vital to assisting the animals most in need of special care. Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) recognizes this need and is working to build a dedicated force of foster care volunteers.

C.A.R.E. seeks foster homes for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats who are awaiting their forever homes.

Interested in fostering? C.A.R.E. foster parents must have their own transportation and live in the North Shore area so animals can be brought to local vets for check-ups and introduced to potential adopters. All basic medical and supply expenses are covered by C.A.R.E. The foster period for the animal will depend greatly on the circumstances for the animal being in foster care. However, the average foster period is about 4 weeks.

Read more here.


Dengeos Fundraiser on Monday, September 15

A great excuse not to cook!

Our friends at Dengeos in Skokie will be holding a fundraiser for C.A.R.E. on Monday, September 15. Print this flyer and present it with your order any time on the 15th and Dengeos will donate 20% of your bill to C.A.R.E.™

Established in 1972, Dengeos offers a wide variety of high quality Greek and American specialties such as Gyros, ribs, Greek and BBQ Chicken, burgers and the famous Dengeos salads. (C.A.R.E. Volunteer Karey says they have great hummus, too!)

3301 Main Street (at McCormick)
Skokie, IL 60076


Don't Miss Our Giant Yard Sale! Saturday, September 13!

You won't want to miss C.A.R.E.'s big (super, huge, massive, giant, tremendous) Yard Sale! Come and find that hidden treasure while benefiting C.A.R.E.


WHEN: Saturday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: 1530 Seward (Corner of Seward and Florence), Evanston

  • Household Items
  • Kitchen accessories
  • Books
  • Animal/pet-related products
  • And much more!
  • Good stuff - *no* junque!