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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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UPCOMINGEVENT:



Oviedo Beer City
Saturday, June 18, 2016
12 pm - 6 pm
Rock & Brews Oviedo

DADS. DOGS. DRAFTS.
This Father's Day weekend bring Dad to
Oviedo Beer City!
Over 25 breweries and 3 local bands.
Four legged friends welcome.
Proceeds benefit Franklin's Friends
Buy a $20 wrist band and sample 5 craft beers

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HOWL-O-WEEN
Saturday, October 22, 2016
9 am - noon
Secret Lake Park, Casselberry

Franklin's Friends third annual dog walk-a-thon and canine costume contest will be on
October 22, 2016!
$20 registration in advance; $25 at the door; or FREE if you raise $100
register     donate     sponsor     be a vendor     learn more

see photos from 2015
password is DOG (all caps)


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Unleashed.Uncorked.Unframed
Saturday, April 8, 2017
7 pm - 10 pm
Orlando Science Center

 

Save the date for the fourth annual "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." This year's event raised over $60,000 for Franklin's Friends and local animal welfare!
see photos from this year's event

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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 $115,000!!!! All told we have raised over $900,000 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


Meet our Board



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". 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 $115,000 last year to help needy pets in Central Florida. Over the past twelve years we have raised over $900,000 for local animal welfare.


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.


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.


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

 


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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.