The seventh annual HOWL-O-WEEN (v2020) featured virtual games and contests - and best of all raised almost $23,000 for local animal welfare!
October 24, 2020
The first ever virtual edition of "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." was a rousing success - raising over $106,000 for local animal welfare!
August 22, 2020
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Franklin’s Friends was proud to present the seventh annual HOWL-O-WEEN on October 24, 2020. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the event looked a little bit different this year but it was a ton of fun for the whole family!
We started with peer to peer fundraising- raising almost $20,000 on our dojiggy platform.
Our first annual online Pet Costume Photo contest featured some amazing costumes, generated fierce competition and raised almost $3,000. Click here to see all the dog and cat entries!
Then, on October 24, we all joined a zoom meeting with 98.9 WMMO's Denise Ryan as emcee. We had a virtual scavenger hunt, a zoom background contest, and played virtual trivia and bingo!! Pet Photo Costume Contest Winners were announced as well as top individual and team fundraisers.
Best of all we raised almost $23,000 for local animal welfare!
Franklin’s Friends hosted the 7th annual Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. - and the first ever virtual version - on August 22, 2020 (postponed from May 16, 2020). The event was a rousing success, exceeding all expectations of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind, interactive virtual gala!
WESH 2 News anchors Jason Guy and Michelle Imperato returned to emcee the gala which featured live and silent auctions, trivia and chat features, and inspirational videos. Ticket holders picked up their catered meal curbside and the event was livestreamed from 174 separate devices! All told, we raised over $106,000 for Franklin’s Friends and local animal welfare!
Thank you to all our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers. We could have never pulled off this pioneering and unprecedented event without you! The local animal welfare community needs us now more than ever during this difficult time. Thank you for embracing the "new normal" and helping us to raise money for this important cause!
During these unprecedented times, Central Florida animal welfare needs our help more than ever.
Make sure to save the date - May 15, 2021 - for next year's gala!