With Veteran’s Day having been celebrated on November 11th, Wag N’ Wash and non-profit Freedom Services Dogs have partnered to hold the second annual “Round Up for Freedom Services Dogs” for the entire month of November at Wag N’ Wash stores across the country, including the Cherry Hills location in New Jersey.
As the second installment of the campaign that began in 2018, this campaign “aims to raise money to help veterans regain their independence by obtaining the assistance they need from a service animal for free.” Starting on November 1st and ending on November 30th, locations of our pet franchise nationwide will offer customers the option to round up to the nearest dollar while checking out.
The mission of Freedom Service Dogs is to help veterans who have made life-altering sacrifices unite with service dogs from the program. All proceeds from the campaign will go directly towards this mission. The dogs are all “rescues and go through extensive training at each state’s penitentiary, followed by additional specialized training to meet the needs of the veterans.”
Wag N’ Wash President Rob Flanagan also spoke on how Wag N’ Wash holds the partnership with Freedom Service Dogs close to our hearts as a pet franchise dedicated to enriching our communities. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with Freedom Service Dogs,” Robert said. “This is an initiative that we hold close to our hearts, as supporting companions, our customers and every community we serve is a top priority. Rounding up is a powerful, yet simple way to help get our customers involved. Plus, to honor our previous campaign, Wag N’ Wash Headquarters will match up to $5,000 in donations from customers.”
When the first campaign launched last year in 2018, our stated goal was actually exceeded by $2,000, according to organizers. In fact, the campaign earned the silver award in the “Support Our Veterans” category during the International Franchise Association’s Franchising Gives Back ceremony. For this month, the campaign features added fundraising efforts with a GoFundMe page. This GoFundMe page has an individual goal of $5,000, and holds the purpose of offering individuals the ability to contribute and donate if they do not have the opportunity to round up in stores or want to donate any additional funds. As of November 5th, the campaign had already raised nearly $300.
Our customers will also get a sweet treat when they participate in this campaign for our pet franchise. Through our partnership with KLN Family Brands, every donating customer will receive a complimentary bag of dog treats as a part of Round Up Freedom Service Dogs.
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