Kids Who Care: Holiday Edition

Are you and your family looking for something to get you into the spirit of the season? Why not check out the all-new holiday edition of Kids Who Care!? This festively themed version of our popular family volunteer program will include favorites, like coloring adoption posters and crafting toys for shelter pets, as well as some special holiday-themed activities like:

  • Safety around animals puppet show
  • Reading holiday tales to cats
  • Meeting a shelter dog
  • Crafting gifts for adoptable animals
  • Photos with “Santa Paws”
  • And more!

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education Center, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: $35 per child – adults are free!

Give back this holiday season by being part of our community of caring with this amazing opportunity. Snacks, beverages, and a goodie bag are included. Register today as space is extremely limited. Join in the fun!

What are the benefits of the Kids Who Care program?

  • Introduces children to basic pet care
  • Offers children the chance to meet an adoptable pet
  • Teaches safety around animals
  • Encourages feelings of empathy
  • Creates a sense of pride in giving back to the community
  • Paves the way for a lifelong ethic of service

Frequently asked questions:

  • My child is allergic to cats but still wants to take part. Is that possible?
    All of the activities in the Kids Who Care program can be tailored for each family depending on age, allergies, experience and comfort level. Simply email our staff coordinator after registering for an event so that we can have alternate activities available for you during your visit.
  • My child has peanut allergies. Are you a peanut-free facility?
    Though we do not use peanut butter in this particular program, the Anti-Cruelty Society is not a peanut-free facility as we utilize peanut butter throughout the building as an enrichment item for dogs in our care. Thus, participation of children with peanut allergies is at parental discretion.
  • How many children can you accommodate per family?
    We ask that there is an adult attendee available per child in your group to make the most of your experience. Contact our Community Programs Coordinator at if you need to make a special accommodation.
  • My children’s aunt and babysitter are interested in attending in my place.
    Do you allow for people other than parents or guardians to attend?
    We welcome other adults to accompany your child to a Kids Who Care event, but require that a special waiver be completed first. To make special arrangements, please contact our Community Programs team directly at

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