MLK Jr. Day of Service

About The Event


Give back to pets in need at The Anti-Cruelty Society with our Martin Luther King Jr. day of service. Join us virtually to help homeless pets. Spend a few minutes, or the whole session, as we craft and learn more about animals!  

WHAT: Day of service 

Join us virtually for:

  • Guided crafting to make toys and beds for shelter pets
  • Live dog demos with training tips
  • Meet and greets with shelter pets
  • Q&A with shelter staff

WHEN:  Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Session 1: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Session 2:  1 –3 p.m.

WHO: Individuals, families, community groups, businesses

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOW: Sign up to take part in Session 1 or 2 here. Drop-ins are also welcome. Collect your own supplies in advance or sign up to pick-up a free crafting kit for your household. Kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. To request a crafting kit in advance, or for more information, email

DIY items that will be demonstrated and are needed for our shelter pets: 

Supplies needed to create DIY Items:
  • 2 yards of fleece
  • 1 T-shirt
  • 6 corks
  • Pushpin
  • 1 bag of craft feathers
  • 4 pipe cleaners
  • Cotton balls
  • 1 bag dried catnip
  • Cotton fabric (old shirts work great)
  • 1 ruler
  • Cardboard
  • Non-toxic glue (such as white school glue)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Instructions (See links above)

Thanks for your support. Once you've crafted the pet items, feel free to drop off your donations at The Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL 60654, any day of the week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or you may mail the items to the Society at 157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago IL 60654.  
If you don't live in Illinois, please find your local animal shelter or rescue and donate your items to help other pets.  

This free event has been made possible thanks to the generous support of people like you! Please consider supporting our work by making a tax-deductible donation so we can continue building our community of caring in 2021 and beyond. Donate here.

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