Cupcake Day & Service Learning

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You know what’s even better than the sugary goodness of Cupcake Day? The sweet victory of a completed service learning project! If you are a Chicago High school student with a service learning requirement and a sweet tooth, then you are in luck; you can earn up to 10 service learning hours for participating in this year’s Cupcake Day event. Here’s how you do it:

  • Check out our websitewebsite to learn the bake sale basics
  • Visit cupcakeday.org to register for the main event
  • Scroll through this blog to find printable posters to advertise your bake sale, as well as recipe ideas
  • Get baking!
  • Be sure to take a few pictures of your cupcakes and sale set-up; you’ll need these later.
  • Sell your delectable treats and collect donations
  • Email education@anticruelty.org with any questions, and to set up an appointment to drop off your donations. Be sure to bring one of the flyers you used to advertise, a picture of your bake sale, a one-page reflection of your bake sale experience, your service learning tracking sheet, and of course your donations
  • Don’t forget, you can also earn the Baking Buddy through Chicago City of Learning. If you have a CCOL account, you can get a badge code to redeem for your efforts!

Good luck and happy baking!

Cupcake Day 101

As you can probably tell, we are all pretty excited for our 4th annual Cupcake Day. I wanted to take a moment and remind you of the true meaning of this glorious holiday, helping Chicago’s homeless pets. The Anti-Cruelty Society is this city’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization (and the best in my opinion, but I may be a little biased).  Watching the love and devotion that my coworkers selflessly put forth on a daily basis makes me very proud to call the Society my home. On that note, let’s go over some Cupcake Day math:

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Every $25 raised provides food, water and care for a cat for a day. The average stay for a kitty here at The Anti-Cruelty Society is about 30 days; it costs a lot to feed all of these hungry mouths!

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Every $50 raised helps vaccinate a shelter dog. Dogs leave here with all of their age appropriate vaccines including: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and a dewormer.

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Every $100 raised will allow the Society to neuter one male kitty, did you know our veterinarians spayed/neutered over 8,000 pets in 2015!?

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Every $225 raised will assist in a spay surgery for a female dog, that’s a lot of Cupcake sales, better get baking!

So have fun baking and remember any donation helps us fulfill our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.

September 7th: Dr. Ian Dunbar Question Answer Session

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Questions about animal behavior?

Join the Anti Cruelty Society and Dr.Dunbar on Saturday September 7th from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
for a presentation and Q&A about common behavior problems. Breeders, trainers, pet owners, anyone who interacts with animals are welcome. You can register for this 2 1/2 hour presentation at the Society!

Or you can do it now and reserve your spot!

Link for Registration

Meet Achilles – ADOPTED!

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“Achilles is very much his age: energetic, playful and a bit mischievous. He tends to grab the leash and tug with it which new adopters should discourage, but he trades up for a treat very well. He plays fetch with squeaky toys, which will be a great way to exercise him, and he already has a nice vocabulary. Trick training may be a fun activity for him.”

Don’t forget to check out the other beautiful dogs and cats available for adoption! Cupcake day is for them!!

For more info on adoption click here

Printables: Cupcake Day Fliers

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Are you planning on hosting a Cupcake Day sale at your school or workplace? Then help tell people about it in advance using these fun Cupcake Day Posters!

Right click on the poster of your choosing, choose “save picture as” and then open the file and print it up. It’s that easy! You can also use the images below to post an announcement about your sale to your Facebook, Pinterest or blog. The possibilities are truly endless!

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Printables: Cupcake Day Card

printable cupcake day cardLooking for a fun way to get your friends, family or co-workers in on all the Cupcake Day action? Are you a business looking for a fun way to promote this tasty fundraiser? Then consider printing out a set of these adorable Cupcake Day cards!

Print and cut-out a bunch of these cute silhouettes. Then,  encourage your supporters to donate toward the cause, and when they do, hang up a Cupcake Day card in their honor! Nice and simple!