How you can help C.A.R.E.
There are many items that we currently
need such as Bleach, Dog Food, Cat Food, Towels, Paper Towels, etc.
contributions made to
C.A.R.E. directly benefit the animals.
C.A.R.E. is a 501c3 all-volunteer organization with no paid positions.
Your tax-deductible donation will provide important medical care and
help us to purchase high
quality and prescription foods for the cats and dogs. Donors are listed
in Pawprints, our quarterly newsletter. Please make checks payable to C.A.R.E. to
ensure that your donation is tax deductible.
online donations through networkforgood.org. Your personal and
financial info are safe through this non-profit donation processing
Please use this form to make your donation through the mail.
Please send donations to:
Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.)
P.O. Box 1964
Evanston, IL 60204
Please make checks payable to C.A.R.E. to
ensure that your donation is tax deductible. If
you would like to make an In Memory
Honor of donation, please use this form to provide the information and the address of the household where we can send an
acknowledgment of your donation. We will send a hand-written note.
you would like to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one (two- and
four-legged) with a plaque on our Memorial Board, please use this form submit your donation of at least $50.
When you shop online through online retailers, we earn a percentage at no extra cost to you! Or sign up for
the Action for Animals MasterCard that gives 1% to C.A.R.E.
Make a Bequest
Download files of
procedures for making a bequest to Community Animal Rescue Effort.
C.A.R.E. is an Illinois not-for-profit, charitable organization which
qualifies for exemption from federal tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. As such, your bequests to C.A.R.E. may result in
tax savings for your estate. Most importantly, your bequests will help
us to protect future generations of lost and abandoned animals.
Bequest information (Microsoft
Bequest Information (PDF)
is an all volunteer organization, and we can always use more help! Volunteers
are responsible for the shelter during weekday evenings, the entire
weekend and holidays. Devoting
time as an "In-Shelter Volunteer" entails giving up a few hours per
week to help the animals at the shelter. In-Shelter
Volunteers pick a regular weekly shift that they can adhere to
order to volunteer with the animals, you must be at least 18 years of
age and be able to
commit to volunteering for at least 6 months.
over the age of 13 can volunteer in-shelter with a parent or adult
present and with a six month commitment from parent and child. We
parent-child teams that volunteer at the shelter, as it is a rewarding
way to spend family time. Children under the age of 13 are not accepted
as in-shelter volunteers because of the risks involved in dealing with
11 and up can also participate in our Junior Volunteer Program, SHELTER HELPERS
In-Shelter positions to
work with the animals and perform daily cleaning:
day-to-day care of the dogs at the shelter. Shifts are weekday evenings
from 6 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m. or weekend mornings or afternoons.
We have no paid staff, so these are the tasks that are performed by
each volunteer :
and disinfecting kennels
and socializing dogs including basic obedience and documenting behavior
- Other opportunities such
as Kennel Captain and Adoption Counselor are options after a
day-to-day care of the cats at the shelter. For Feline Volunteers, we
do have some daytime shifts available during the week in addition to
the evening and weekend shifts. We have no paid staff, so these are the
tasks that are performed by each volunteer :
START THE PROCESS OF BECOMING AN IN-SHELTER VOLUNTEER, PLEASE
DOWNLOAD THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION OR
LEAVE A MESSAGE ON OUR
VOICEMAIL AT (847)705-2653
and disinfecting cages
and socializing cats and noting behavior issues
as Cage Captain and Adoption Counselor are options after a probationary
SHELTER HELPERS Junior
ages 11 and up may participate in C.A.R.E's junior volunteer
program. The group is called the Shelter
once a month on Friday evenings. The goals of the group are
Learn how to care for cats and dogs, both inside and outside the shelter
Develop programs and projects to educate their peers about care of
companion animals, and
Help with fundraising activities
month we have a guest speaker, we do some kind of craft
project, and we spend time getting acquainted with some of the dogs and
cats we have in the shelter.
in the program is limited because of the limitations of our
facility to host more than 6 to 8 kids at a
time. If you are
interested, please leave a message for Vicky on the C.A.R.E. Voicemail