Nov
30
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday C.A.R.E. FAIRE 2019

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Saturday, November 30
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Happy Howlidays and a Purry New Year! Come one, come all to the Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire. Bring your pup or kit to have their picture taken with Santa. Stock up on home-baked cookies and more in our famous Cookie Walk. Buy your holiday gifts from our Silent Auction and Raffle, crafters and vendors..

C.A.R.E. is asking Faire attendees to bring pet food donations as suggested entry to the C.A.R.E. Faire. Dry dog and cat kibble (unopened bags), canned pet food and cat litter are especially needed. Pet food will be used for adoptable pets or to support C.A.R.E.'s Pet Food Corner at Irving Park Community Food Pantry.

The C.A.R.E. Faire will be held at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge (at Greenwood). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ten Thousand Villages Holiday Shopping Event
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Ten Thousand Villages Holiday Shopping Event

Join us for a very special shopping event at Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston in their NEW LOCATION AT 915 CHICAGO AVE on Thursday, December 5, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Shop, enjoy free refreshments and meet C.A.R.E. volunteers to find out about some of our pets for adoptions (our adoptables will not be present).

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
C.A.R.E. VOLUNTEERS WILL GIFT WRAP YOUR PURCHASES.

Your purchase of fairly traded goods at Ten Thousand Villages always benefits artisans in developing countries, but during this event a percentage of sales will be donated to C.A.R.E. Choose from beautiful home decor and artwork, jewelry, scarves, children's items, fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and so much more! Invite your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy!

Ten Thousand Villages
915 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
www.tenthousandvillages.com/evanston
847-733-8258

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Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Subaru Share the Love Adoption and Food Drive Event

Join us on Saturday, December 7 for a Share the Love adoption event at Evanston Subaru in Skokie.

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We will also be accepting unopened pet food and supplies to support our adoption program and C.A.R.E.'s Pet Food Pantries

The fun happens from 11 am to 2 pm. Meet adoptable pets, speak to C.A.R.E. volunteers about becoming an adopter, volunteer or foster home.

Evanston Subaru in Skokie
3340 Oakton St
Skokie, IL
evanstonsubaru.com
 

 

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Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Open House and Indoor Yard Sale

Everyone loves a C.A.R.E. yard sale - get bargains galore on pet-related products as well as household goods, new and gently used. Pick up a dog crate, cat carrier, dog bed, pet costumes, pet bowls, leashes, collars, harnesses, plus books, CD's, kitchen accessories, holiday décor, and much more! Great quality at a great price - all to benefit C.A.R.E. Take a tour of our adoption center too.

CASH or CHECK only. No pets allowed at the sale. Yours can stay comfy at home and wait to see what you bought them.

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Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

SUBARU DOG WASH 2019

DOES YOUR DOG NEED A BATH? DON'T WANT TO DO IT YOURSELF?

We'll be at Evanston Subaru in Skokie, ready to wash your dog for FREE!

Saturday, July 13, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For every dog washed by C.A.R.E. volunteers, Evanston Subaru in Skokie will donate $10 to Community Animal Rescue Effort!

FREE WASH AND DRY
$10 Nail Trim

Save room for lunch! Evanston Subaru is also hosting a BBQ for the Troops – burgers, brats and hot dogs with all proceeds to benefit the USO of Illinois.

Evanston Subaru in Skokie
3340 Oakton
Skokie, IL

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Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Bark in the Park at Chicago Red Stars

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Bring your dogs and your family to see Chicago’s women’s soccer team!

This is a night for the dogs! Join us at SeatGeek Stadium for our annual Bark in the Park celebration where your pup is invited to cheer on the Red Stars at your side when we face Reign FC. A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated to C.A.R.E.

Purchase of a ticket package includes entry for person and dog. Dogs do not need an additional ticket. Everyone who purchases a Bark in the Park ticket receives a free pup bandana and the opportunity to participate in our halftime Pet Parade.

For more information or to pre-purchase a parking pass to save time on game day please contact Abbi Williamson at awilliamson@chicagoredstars.com or 773.698.6804.

BUY TICKETS HERE

SeatGeek Stadium
7000 S. Harlem Ave Bridgeview Bridgeview, IL 60455
Sunday, June 23rd at 5 PM
From $20

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May
11
to May 12

Village Inn Fundraiser

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Our friends at Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill are hosting a fundraiser for C.A.R.E.

DINE IN, PICKUP OR DELIVERY ORDERS!

No flyer necessary, just mention C.A.R.E when placing your order and Village Inn will generously donate 20% of your pre-tax guest check to Community Animal Rescue Effort.

After the Strut for Strays, come relax with your pet on the pet-friendly patio and enjoy a day of musci, food and drinks. Many surprises in store, for what proves to be a “MUST” event for animal lovers. Goodie bags for the pet attendees.

Village Inn Pizzeria and Sports Bar & Grill
8050 Lincoln Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
847-675-3737
http://villageinnpizzeria.com/

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May
11
9:30 AM09:30

Strut for Strays 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Join us for the 24th Annual Strut for Strays, hosted by Evanston Subaru in Skokie

On Saturday, May 11, dogs and their guardians will make their way to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for the Community Animal Rescue Effort’s annual Strut for Strays. Hundreds of paws and feet will hit the ground walking (or running) for the 2.5-mile event.

Help us raise money to care for the many animals that C.A.R.E. finds homes for each year.

WHO IS INVITED
Fun-loving people, with or without a four-footed canine companion. Although cats and other pets are not allowed, you can run or walk in honor of a favorite animal friend.

WHERE IS THE WALK?
The walk starts at Evanston Subaru in Skokie (3340 Oakton St - West of McCormick Blvd). Look for the C.A.R.E. event signs.

The walking route starts at Evanston Subaru in Skokie and heads East across McCormick (crossing guard present) and up the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park to Dempster Street. TURN AROUND at Dempster and head South in the Sculpture Park back to Oakton, then West to Subaru. If you're dog is tired or your feet are barkin', you can turn around at any point and head back to Subaru.

Parking is available at Evanston Subaru in Skokie (follow the parking signs).

REGISTRATION INFO HERE

See the fun photos from past Strut for Strays

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

SQUARE DANCE FOR C.A.R.E.

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New square dancers and Club 50-level square dancers will delight in this special Benefit Square Dance for C.A.R.E. , featuring nationally known caller TOM MILLER. All proceeds from the dance will go toward caring for the cats and dogs of Community Animal Rescue Effort, an all-volunteer animal rescue organization based in Skokie, IL. 

The first hour of the dance will be at the Basic level (for dancers who started lessons in January 2019); the second hour will be at the Club 50 level. We will include a Plus 'star' tip near the end. 

And best of all, dancers will be able to meet some "adorable adoptable" CARE dogs. 

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Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Beer Tasting and Trivia Fundraiser

To Benefit Community Animal Rescue Effort

Enjoy Ten Ninety Brews, Great Food, Trivia & Prizes!

Sunday, March 3
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ten Ninety Brewery
1025 N. Waukegan Rd
Glenview, IL

Community Animal Rescue Effort will host the second annual Beer Tasting & Trivia Fundraiser on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Ten Ninety Brewery in Glenview. This event features great foods, all-you-can-taste Ten Ninety beers, 2 hours of trivia from Pub Trivia USA, Silent Auction and a 50/50 Raffle. Last year, this event sold out weeks in advance, so buy your tickets today!

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Trivia Teams consist of no more than 6 players. All attendees must be 21 or older on 3/3/19.

TICKET OPTIONS

Individual - $75
To be seated with other players, please include your Team Name and/or Team Captain's name when prompted. If left blank, you will be seated with fellow animal-loving trivia players.

Team Table - SOLD OUT
Register a Team of 6 buy purchasing a Table Ticket. Table tickets are discounted and allows you to form your own team with 5 other players.

BUY TICKETS AND GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

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Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Open House and Indoor Yard Sale

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Be it rain or snow (or blue skies), Community Animal Rescue Effort will host its first Indoor Yard Sale & Open House on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Adoption Center, 4927 Main Street, Skokie, Ill. 



The Indoor Yard Sale will feature some amazing finds, including pet-related items such as dog beds, crates, carriers, heated beds for pets, cat accessories, designer bowls, and also household goods. The collection will include both new and gently used items. 



During the Open House, visitors can tour C.A.R.E. Adoption Center (opened last August),and  take selfies in front of the fabulous 55-foot mural hand-painted by The Bird Machine artist Jay Ryan in our Community Room. Best of all, adoptable cats and dogs will be ready to step up as your new Valentine. 



All money raised at the Indoor Yard Sale goes toward caring for and re-homing C.A.R.E. dogs and cats. 

CASH or CHECK only.

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Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga with Cats for C.A.R.E.

Yoga with Cats for C.A.R.E.
Cat Adoption and Benefit
“Grab your lint brush”

Cool C.A.R.E. cats return to North Branch Yoga for yoga class! Cats and kittens will have the run of the room while humans hold their poses. Downward cat, anyone? This class will benefit C.A.R.E., now based in Skokie. Recommended donation for the class is $15-$18 based on normal class fees. Come early to visit the cats - class size is limited. Namaste!

Saturday, February 9
2:00-3:30pm (Class starts at 2, arrive early to grab your spot!)
Instructor: Anne Dutro
Donations accepted at the door. Money we mean. Not cats please…

North Branch Yoga
8056 Lincoln Ave
Skokie, IL
847-906-3547

See photos from our previous Yoga with Cats events at North Branch Yoga

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BRING LOVE HOME WEEK
Dec
8
to Dec 15

BRING LOVE HOME WEEK

Join C.A.R.E., ASPCA & Subaru USA in December’s ‘Share The Love/Bring Love Home’ Week

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With the support of a grant from ASPCA and Subaru USA, C.A.R.E. has set a goal of finding homes for 16 C.A.R.E. cats and dogs with a variety of activities and events during the week of Dec. 8 – 15, 2018.

Community Animal Rescue Effort will partner with Evanston Subaru in Skokie to host an eight-day adoption event called ‘Share the Love / Bring Love Home.’ The goal for Share the Love / Bring Love Home week, which runs from Saturday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 15, is to find homes for at least 10 C.A.R.E. cats and six C.A.R.E. dogs.

Thanks to support of the grant, C.A.R.E. will be able to offer animals at a 50% reduced adoption fee during Share the Love/Bring Love Home week.

The Share the Love/Bring Love Home program launches on Saturday, Dec. 8, with a ‘Share the Love’ Adoption Event at Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The next seven days take place at C.A.R.E.’s Adoption Center, 4927 Main St., Skokie. Highlights of each day include Adoption Hours, hot beverages and snacks, games, and chances to meet C.A.R.E. animals.

C.A.R.E. ‘SHARE THE LOVE / BRING LOVE HOME’ WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday Dec. 8, 11 am – 2 pm
Share the Love Adoption Event at Evanston Subaru in Skokie – meet adoptable pets, enjoy pizza, photos with Mascot and more

Sunday Dec 9, 11 am – 3 pm
Sunday ‘Fun Day’ at the C.A.R.E. Adoption Center – meet adoptable pets, enjoy snacks, crafts for kids, photos with Mascot, shelter tours

Monday Dec. 10 through Friday Dec. 14, 6 pm – 8 pm
Bring Love Home adoption hours at the C.A.R.E. Adoption Center – meet adoptable pets, enjoy snacks, play Animal Bingo, tours

Saturday Dec. 15, 11 am – 3 pm
Bring Love Home Grande Finale at the C.A.R.E. Adoption Center – meet adoptable pets, vendors, enjoy snacks, crafts and face-painting for kids, photos with Mascot, shelter tours

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Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Subaru Share the Love Adoption and Food Drive Event

Join us on Saturday, December 8 for a Share the Love adoption event at Evanston Subaru in Skokie.

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We will also be accepting unopened pet food and supplies to support our adoption program and C.A.R.E.'s Pet Food Corner at Irving Park Community Food Pantry.

The fun happens from 11 am to 2 pm. Meet adoptable pets, speak to C.A.R.E. volunteers about becoming an adopter, volunteer or foster home.

Evanston Subaru in Skokie
3340 Oakton St
Skokie, IL
evanstonsubaru.com
 

 

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Ten Thousand Villages Holiday Shopping Event
Dec
4
5:00 PM17:00

Ten Thousand Villages Holiday Shopping Event

Join us for a very special shopping event at Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston on Wednesday, December 5, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Shop, enjoy free refreshments and meet C.A.R.E. volunteers to find out about some of our pets for adoptions (our adoptables will not be present).

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
C.A.R.E. VOLUNTEERS WILL GIFT WRAP YOUR PURCHASES.

Your purchase of fairly traded goods at Ten Thousand Villages always benefits artisans in developing countries, but during this event a percentage of sales will be donated to C.A.R.E. Choose from beautiful home decor and artwork, jewelry, scarves, children's items, fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and so much more! Invite your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy!

Ten Thousand Villages
719 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
www.tenthousandvillages.com/evanston
847-733-8258

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Giving Tuesday

At Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.), our “bosses” are the dogs and cats whose lives we are devoted to saving. As an ALL-VOLUNTEER nonprofit, we don’t pay for staff expenses, so your donations go directly to the homeless pets we serve. As we kick off this season of giving, we hope you keep our furry “bosses” in mind when donating on the most important fundraising day of the year.

This year you can donate to C.A.R.E. through Facebook to have your donation matched (starting at 7 a.m. on 11/27). Watch for our reminders later this month!

Our bosses will thank you!

#ALLVOLUNTEER #ALLHEART

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Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday C.A.R.E. FAIRE 2018

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Saturday, November 24
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Happy Howlidays and a Purry New Year! Come one, come all to the Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire. Bring your pup or kit to have their picture taken with Santa. Stock up on home-baked cookies and more in our famous Cookie Walk. Buy your holiday gifts from our Silent Auction and Raffle, crafters and vendors..

C.A.R.E. is asking Faire attendees to bring pet food donations as suggested entry to the C.A.R.E. Faire. Dry dog and cat kibble (unopened bags), canned pet food and cat litter are especially needed. Pet food will be used for adoptable pets or to support C.A.R.E.'s Pet Food Corner at Irving Park Community Food Pantry.

The C.A.R.E. Faire will be held at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge (at Greenwood). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Oct
1
to Oct 31

GIVING OCTOBER AT SWEET ALI'S GLUTEN FREE BAKERY IN GLENVIEW

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Now through October 31, spend over $20 at Sweet Ali's in Glenview and a donation will be given to C.A.R.E.

Sweet Ali's, the amazing gluten-free bakery in Glenview, is celebrating 'Giving October' --- and C.A.R.E. is in the running as a beneficiary!

Sweet Ali's says: "During the month of October, each time you visit the bakery and spend over $20, we will give you a token to place in your choice of 1 of 3 different charity containers. At the end of the month, we will make a donation to each charity based on the number of tokens in its container."

Gluten-free C.A.R.E. Volunteers James, Janice and Megan can all attest that Sweet Ali's makes some of THE best baked goods - cookies, pies, cupcakes, cakes - in the North Shore area. That they're also GF is a bonus.

Go forth and indulge your sweet tooth for C.A.R.E. at Sweet Ali's, Glenview!

Sweet Ali's
1107 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL
 224-432-5530
Hours: Tues - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm & Sat: 8am - 3pm, Sun/Mon: closed

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Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

Village Inn & Tito's Vodka Fundraiser

Thursday, September 27

Our friends at Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill are hosting a fundraiser for C.A.R.E.

Come join us and Tito's Vodka in supporting our local animal rescue center, C.A.R.E.

Every Tito's drink purchased gets $1 donated to C.A.R.E. and 20% of your pre-tax check will be donated to C.A.R.E.

No flyer necessary, just mention C.A.R.E!

Village Inn Pizzeria and Sports Bar & Grill
8050 Lincoln Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
847-675-3737
http://villageinnpizzeria.com/

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

GIANT YARD SALE!

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Giant Yard Sale - Benefiting C.A.R.E. (Community Animal Rescue Effort)

Saturday, September 15
9am to 3pm
1530 Seward, Evanston, IL - Corner of Seward and Florence

Featuring:

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

Come and find that hidden treasure while benefiting C.A.R.E. !

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Putts for Pets Mini Golf Fundraiser

TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORT

presented by Evanston Subaru in Skokie and Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill

18-hole miniature golf tournament in teams of 4. Fun for all ages! 

Saturday, August 18
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Skokie Sports Park
3459 Oakton (near McCormick)
Skokie, IL

GET ALL THE DETAILS ON THE PUTTS FOR PETS EVENT PAGE

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Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Community Grand Opening

Join us to celebrate the public grand opening of C.A.R.E.'s Adoption Center, located in the heart of Skokie at 4927 Main Street.

Highlights:
Ribbon-cutting at 12 pm
Pictures with C.A.R.E. Mascot Foster
Building tours
Meet adorable, adoptable pets
Learn about volunteering
Support C.A.R.E. with a special pet tag and more!!

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

SUBARU DOG WASH 2018

DOES YOUR DOG NEED A BATH? DON'T WANT TO DO IT YOURSELF?

We'll be at Evanston Subaru in Skokie, ready to wash your dog for FREE!

Saturday, July 14
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For every dog washed by C.A.R.E. volunteers, Evanston Subaru in Skokie will donate $10 to Community Animal Rescue Effort!

FREE WASH AND DRY
$10 Nail Trim

Save room for lunch! Evanston Subaru is also hosting a BBQ for the Troops – burgers, brats and hot dogs with all proceeds to benefit the USO of Illinois.

Evanston Subaru in Skokie
3340 Oakton
Skokie, IL