The group's main purpose for existing is to host fun and safe local and online fundraising events for furs and non-furs alike to come together and support a charity. They support Safari's Sanctuary, which is a private exotic animal sanctuary and 501(c)(3) organization located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
In late 2020, the group became officially incorporated as an Oklahoma state non-profit organization - making the group name officially Anthro West Open Organization, Inc. The group now has a Board of Directors and Organizational Officers to oversee the group's operations henceforth.
In early 2021, the AWOO Association became a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity organization.
- COVID Creature Feature - In August 2020, the group held an online charity auction for Safari's Sanctuary in order to raise money during the COVID Crisis. They successfully raised a total of $2,500 for the charity.
- Free Fur All - Announced on September 1, 2021, the group will be hosting a anthro convention called Free Fur All. The convention will be taking place in Glenpool, Oklahoma on July 29-31, 2022 at the Glenpool Conference Center.
- Oklahoma Secretary of State Incorporation. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
- Federal 501(c)3 Status. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
- The 2020 Furry Charity Index video on YouTube. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
- Venue Page on The AWOO Association's Website. Retrieved November 1, 2021.