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Thank you to everyone who helped to make "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." 2015 a huge success. With your support we raised over $52,000 for Franklin's Friends and local animal welfare! learn more see photos
My husband Anthony and I first became involved with Central Florida animal welfare in February 2003 when we adopted our first dog from the SPCA of Central Florida. He was a 2-year old English foxhound whose family decided they couldn’t take care of him anymore. We named him Franklin after Benjamin Franklin, whose statue is perched on a bench at the University of Pennsylvania where my husband and I lunched daily during our ten years of school in Philadelphia. We were so grateful that Franklin had a safe place to stay while he was waiting to be adopted that we decided we wanted to become more involved with animal welfare.
Initially, our involvement was limited to dropping off dog food and pet supplies at the local shelter. Then, in October 2003, we decided to walk in one of the SPCA of Central Florida's fundraisers – the Wiggle Waggle Walk. We put together a "pack" of a few pet lovers and called ourselves Franklin's Friends. We raised only a little more than $500 but won the award for the top fundraising pack. We were horrified to see that the TOP pack raised so little money for such a wonderful cause. So we vowed to work harder and raise more money the next year. Since then, we have adopted two additional dogs from the SPCA of Central Florida – Katie and Juliette – and rescued three other dogs, Annie, Lincoln, and Winston.
As our four-legged family grew, so did Franklin’s Friends; growing bigger and stronger every year since. And how far we have come – last year we raised over $110,000!!!! All told we have raised over $750,000 for local animal rescue. Just imagine how many pets those dollars have helped.
We are always looking for new members of Franklin’s Friends, so if you and your four-legged friend(s) are interested in fundraising with us please contact me at email@example.com or call (260)693-PETS(7387).
Monisha Seth, President
Franklin's Friends was formed in 2003 when a handful of pet lovers came together to raise money for the SPCA of Central Florida by walking in their annual "Wiggle Waggle Walk". Since that time our "pack" has grown from a small group of friends to over fifty people and their four legged companions. As our pack grew, so did our fundraising success. After raising just $500 our first year, we were proud to raise over $110,000 last year to help needy pets in Central Florida. Over the past ten years we have raised over $750,000 for local animal welfare.
In 2013, Franklin's Friends incorporated and established our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to support Central Florida animal welfare by fundraising for local nonprofit and government agencies that are dedicated to Shelter/Rescue, Spay/Neuter, or Community Education programs. Our tax ID is 46-1111664. Click here to view our 2014 Form 990-EZ.
Franklin’s Friends raises money through a variety of events as well as through direct donor solicitation. Franklin's Friends accepts applications from local animal charities for our fundraising dollars year round. We are strictly a volunteer based organization with no paid employees.
We will only contribute funds to 501(c)(3) organizations or government agencies that are veterinarily and fiscally responsible. We will not consider applications from individuals. We will not provide grants for the purchase of property or buildings. We do not grant funds to breed-specific rescues.
All funds granted are restricted to the purpose specified in the grant application. Any organization receiving a grant from Franklin’s Friends is required to furnish receipts demonstrating how our funds were spent.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (260) 693-PETS (7387).
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Florida registration CH38383. No fees paid to professional fund-raising consultant or solicitor. The organization receives 100% of each donation.