Other Ways to Give

Support Our Community of Caring

Looking for creative ways to bring comfort to animals in need? There are many options available to help support our community of caring from hosting your own fundraiser to participating in other third-party opportunities. Your help in any way goes a long way to help us protect and care for animals in need. 
 

List of Ways

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as with Amazon.com, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a .05% of your purchase price to The Anti-Cruelty Society. You can use the same account you have with Amazon, and Prime is applicable too! 

All you have to do is select The Anti-Cruelty Society as your AmazonSmile charity of choice and start shopping on smile.amazon.com today!

There are always a number of animal related items that will help us care for the animals in the shelter. If you want to lend a hand in providing for our animals check out our Amazon wish list which allows you to order directly from Amazon through the Amazon wish list. We update the list as our needs change but we are always grateful to anyone who wants to send us an Amazon package. Amazon Wish List.

Each year, we partner with people who are interested in running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and support the work of the Society. Become a member of Team Anti-Cruelty and set up your own fundraising page to share with your friends and family. Space on Team Anti-Cruelty is limited. Learn more here!
 

One of our biggest and most fun events is Bark in the Park which is held in May each year. This fundraiser begins with a walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakeshore but you can make it even more effective by setting up your own fundraising page and reaching out to your friends and family to sponsor your walk for the animals. Learn more here
 

Support our four-legged friends from the comfort of your own home through our series of Do-It-Yourself Donations. These craft tutorials will teach you how to create toys, blankets, and beds that are truly needed by the animals of The Anti-Cruelty Society. Easy-to-follow instructions make these items a hit for different group functions such as birthday parties or corporate events. Grab your friends and have fun creating these fun pet accessories!

Feel free to call ahead and see what our greatest needs are – but any and all DIY donations are greatly appreciated!

We are open to any ideas you have to support the work of The Anti-Cruelty Society. Some other unique ideas have included the following: 

  • A towel, blanket or newspaper drive
  • Collecting new or unopened pet food and treats 
  • Raising funds with a lemonade stand
  • Creating and selling jewelry or other items to raise funds
  • Requesting items  for the animals in lieu of birthday gifts

To discuss your ideas or if you would like more information about hosting a donation drive, please contact our Development team at at 312-645-8200 or development@anticruelty.org

If you need a gift for showers, birthdays, or graduations or you need a party favor that your guests will remember, just think about donating to The Anti-Cruelty Society. When you make a gift in honor of your guests, you can choose from card options to let your guests know you have given the best possible favor—saving lives and helping animals in need. Also, consider asking your guests to give a gift in your honor.

For more information about vehicle donation, please contact the Development Office of The Anti-Cruelty Society by calling  at 312-645-8200 or emailing development@anticruelty.org.

Are you interesting in asking your friends and family for donations to The Anti-Cruelty Society in lieu of a birthday, wedding or other celebratory gifts? Simply set up a fundraising event through Facebook, and 100% of all proceeds will come to The Anti-Cruelty Societey to help support animals in need. These fundraisers also help us welcome more people to our community of caring. Thank you for choosing us for your fundraiser!

With Fundinco, you can shop online at Amazon.com while also helping animals in need. For every dollar spent on Amazon.com after signing up, we will receive a commission on the purchase, at no additional cost to you of course. Sign up is simple, just click here!

Grounds & Hounds Coffee uses the sale of their fair trade, organic, specialty coffees to support animal welfare organizations. 

When you shop Grounds & Hounds Coffee, you'll receive a 15% discount which is donated to The Anti-Cruelty Society.

Use the link above or discount code Anticruelty15 to help pets in our care and drink delicious coffee! 

Are you interested in art? Music? Sports? No matter where your interests may lie, you can always use your passions to organize your own fundraising event on behalf of your furry friends at The Anti-Cruelty Society. Learn more about hosting a one-of-a-kind event.

Hosting your own fundraiser to support the work of The Anti-Cruelty Society is a great way to share our story and help Chicago’s animals most in need. We also welcome your partnership and support of our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. The type of an event you host is really up to you. It can be anything you would like to plan. 

There are certain events that we might be able to partner with you to provide some support, based on availablity of our resources. If you are interested in hosting an event for the Society with us, please contact us to obtain a Special Event Request Form which should be completed at least 45 days prior to your desired date. Once you submit the form, we will work with you to see if we are able to support your event. For more information regarding third party events and fundraisers please email, events@anticruelty.org or call 312- 645-8060. 

The Target Circle program has tons of perks, one of them being helping local charities. Joining Target Circle is easy. Simply sign up for a target.com account (if you already have one, you’re already in!).

You can also sign up for a Target RedCard or share your phone number at checkout. There are no membership fees involved and for every purchase you make, you’ll earn votes to help direct Target’s giving to about 800 nonprofits across the country.

Put your votes towards The Anti-Cruelty Society and help move our mission forward just by shopping at Target! Target Circle starts in just a few days on October 6, so be sure to sign up for a target.com account today!

 

Tax-deductible vehicle donations help us raise much needed funds to support the work of the Society. Through our nationwide vehicle donation program, we can accept a variety of vehicles including: cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, airplanes, and boats. Even if the vehicle isn’t in working condition, it is still able to generate funds to help the animals, and you will receive a tax deduction. The process is simple: Provide us with information about the vehicle (make, model, vehicle identification number, and mileage), the title, and keys and we will arrange for pickup at your convenience. The funds received from your vehicle donation (with the exception of a small processing fee) will help us continue our life-saving work.

For more information about vehicle donation, please contact the Development Office of The Anti-Cruelty Society by calling  at 312-645-8200 or emailing development@anticruelty.org
 

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Brides and grooms: Give a favor that your guests will remember forever! When you make a gift in honor of your wedding guests, you can choose from card options to let your guests know you have given the best possible favor – saving lives and helping animals in need. Also, consider asking your guests to give a gift in your honor to The Anti-Cruelty Society.

For more information about vehicle donation, please contact the Development Office of The Anti-Cruelty Society by calling  at 312-645-8200 or emailing development@anticruelty.org
 

Wishes Can Happen!

Make a wish come true for a dog or cat at the Society by sending us items on our wish list. Items we always need include:

  • Dog and cat toys
  • Leashes and Collars
  • Dog beds
  • Fleece (to make blankets)
  • Spray cheese
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Liver Paste
  • Freeze dried protein treats (Chicken, beef, salmon, lamb) for dogs and cats

Please note that for the health and safety of the animals, we can only accept new and unused toys and fresh, unopened food. 

Contributions of items from our wish list can be shipped or dropped off at our customer service desk.

Shipping Address/Customer Services Desk:
510 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Or Mail the Items:
The Wish List
c/o The Anti-Cruelty Society
157 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654