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Become a Corporate Partner!

In order to continue our efforts to support Central Florida animal welfare, we need the help of community business leaders.
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Interested in volunteering with Franklin's Friends?

We hold signature fundraising events in April and October as well as several smaller events throughout the year. We are always seeking dedicated pet-loving volunteers.
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HOWL-O-WEEN
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9am - noon
Secret Lake Park, Casselberry

 

Don't miss Franklin's Friends fourth annual
HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest! We will have a dog walk, canine costume contest, pet-friendly vendors, music and much more! All proceeds will benefit Franklin’s Friends.

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see photos from last year

BREAKINGNEWS:









Franklin's Friends has been chosen as one of three honorees in the Creating Change category for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter's National Philanthropy Day. This honor is given to organizations that successfully strengthen, empower and assist a specific demographic/population in Central Florida.

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who enable Franklin's Friends to continue to support local animal welfare!

Attend the Awards Breakfast

UPCOMINGEVENT:



Dance for Dogs
Friday, October 13
7:30 pm
The Barn in Sanford

 

Join us for our annual dance contest
to benefit Franklin's Friends!
Don't dance? Just come out, watch the action, and enjoy the awesome raffle items!
$5 per person per dance; $8 Cover Charge Applies
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ONGOINGEVENT:



Wacky Wednesdays
September 13 - October 25

Pet Paradise Orlando Airport Location

 

Every Wednesday from 9/13 to 10/25 Pet Paradise at the Orlando Airport will donate $1 from each bath performed to Franklin's Friends!



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WELCOME

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 $132,000!!!! All told we have raised over $1,000,000 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 franklinsfriends@gmail.com or call (260)693-PETS(7387).


Monisha Seth, President

Franklin's Friends




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ABOUT US

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". In 2012 we created our own 501(c)(3) non profit organization so that we could support more than just one local animal welfare agency. Since our inception we have grown from a small group of friends to an organization of several hundred volunteers and their four legged companions. We were proud to raise over $132,000 last year to help needy pets in Central Florida. Over the past twelve years we have raised over $1,000,000 for local animal welfare.


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 2016 Form 990-EZ.


We are a strictly volunteer based organization with no paid employees. We pride ourselves on fiscal responsibility. Expenses for our fundraising events run under 15%; well below the industry standard of 33%.


Franklin's Friends raises money primarily through two signature events - "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed" (a cocktail attire event with spectacular live and silent auctions) and "HOWL-O-WEEN" (a fall dog walk-a-thon and canine costume contest. Then, through a rigorous application process we grant those funds to deserving local animal welfare agencies.


We accept grant applications year round. 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.


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 franklinsfriends@gmail.com or call
(260)693-PETS(7387).

 

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Our work is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation.

This gift represents the love that Art and Phyllis had for animals in need.

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A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR FRANKLIN'S FRINEDS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR   VISITING THEIR WEBSITE.
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.