Send in Donations!

Phew! That was a lot of baking, selling, and snacking, wasn’t it?!


A hearty “thank you” to everyone who took part in Cupcake Day 2016! Now that you have your donations compiled, you’ll want to send them along to us at:

The Anti-Cruelty Society c/o Cupcake Day

157 W. Grand Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60654

And if you baked and sold goodies on our behalf, we’d love to see photos of your event! Tag #anticruelty and #cupcakeday2016 on your social media uploads and we’ll be sure to include them in our event wrap up.


Cupcake Day is almost here!


We have had a cupcake filled week so far here at The Anti-Cruelty Society!

Every day this week staff and volunteers have been baking and selling cupcakes here leading up to the official community bake sales happening this upcoming Monday at our main location and at the EAC. I guess you could call it a daily cupcake appetizer before the main cupcake course. Needless to say we haven’t had a problem getting our sugar fixes in this week.

Also, we would like to give a shout out to two special Cupcake Day bakers-Erin Glade and Jess Piper! They will be holding bake sales on October 17th and donating the proceeds to the lifesaving efforts of The Anti-Cruelty Society. Thanks again Erin and Jess!

Are you getting yourself in gear to bake and sell treats this Monday? If so, we want to hear about it! Comment on this post to tell us what you’re making and where you’ll be selling your treats.


Adoption Center Bake Sale!

You spoke, and we listened!

Back by popular demand we will once again be hosting a bake sale at our main adoption center at 510 N. LaSalle to coincide with Cupcake Day. Be sure to get the word out!

The sale will take place from 12 – 6 p.m. and all of the homemade confections will be $3 a piece. See you there!

October Bucket List: EAC Bake Sale!


Everyone knows of our location on Grand and LaSalle, but have you visited our satellite location in the South Loop? If you haven’t, it is a must!

The Everyday Adoption Center is a state of the art shelter that’s located in the South Loop PetSmart. It’s completely staffed by The Anti-Cruelty Society so you know they know their stuff. The EAC even has a large doggy play group room where you can sit and watch the adoptable dogs frolic for as long as your heart desires. Most importantly, we adopt out an additional thousand animals a year at the Everyday Adoption Center!

More exciting news regarding EAC; Magnolia Bakery will be donating 50 cupcakes to sell for Cupcake Day! If you’ve never had Magnolia’s cupcakes before, like EAC, they are a must. Not only does Magnolia make delicious cupcakes, they are philanthropic to boot. They donate daily to local food pantries and international relief efforts. How sweet!

Now that I’ve added two things to your October bucket list: visiting EAC and tasting the glory that is Magnolia cupcakes, I’ll tell you how you can knock ‘um both out at once. Cupcake day is October 17th, stop by the Everyday Adoption Center at 1101 S. Canal St. from 1-7 pm and get your cupcake/pet fix.

Cupcake Day is Coming!

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No, you’re not imagining that sugary smell in the air. It is, in fact, the delicious aroma of cupcakes being baked and prepared for the return of Cupcake Day!

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s sweetest annual fundraiser is returning on October 17th, so now is the time to start planning the kinds of tasty treats that you want to make to support Chicago’s homeless animals. As always, we’re looking to recruit individual participants, groups, and business sponsors, so if you would like to participate in Cupcake Day (or know someone who would), now is the time!

To learn more about how to get involved in the event that puts the “fun” in “fundraiser,” please follow this link:

Try not to spoil your appetite in the meantime.

Cupcake Day is Almost Here!


Can you believe we’re less than a week away from Cupcake Day?! We can’t wait to see and here all about your tasty goodies and the community’s reaction to all your efforts!

If you’re hosting a public Cupcake Day sale on the Society’s behalf, we want to hear about it! Post the time and location of your bake sale in the comments below and we’ll help to get the word out.

Happy baking!!!

Get Your Ovens Preheated!

Hello cupcake lovers! We are just over a month away from our third annual Cupcake Day taking place on Monday, February 16!

A popular way to participate is by rallying together your coworkers to get in on the baking fun! Lots of offices would have a great time with this sweet idea!

On Cupcake Day, sweet-tooths from around the city (or anywhere, really!) come together to bake and sell sweet treats from the location of their choosing. The choice of what kinds of goodie to bake, and where to sell them, is in the hands of the bakers who support The Anti-Cruelty Society. It’s really a simple concept in which people bake cupcakes and hold bake sales on our behalf. Bake, sell, and mail in the proceeds to help Chicago’s animals most in need!

The companies that have participated in the past have mentioned this as a fun, team-building, morale boosting activity for the office! If you have bakers on staff, they would especially like this idea! If you have a volunteer committee, or anything like that at your office, this may be of interest to them to organize! 🙂

Hope you and your coworkers can enjoy this fun day celebrating the love for treats and animals on February 16!

Visit for more info on group participation!