AWOO Association

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The AWOO Association (full Anthro West Open Organization) is a small collective of furries and non-furries that host social and fundraising events in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA area.

Fandom Involvement[edit]

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.

History[edit]

In late 2020, the group became officially incorporated as an Oklahoma state non-profit organization[1] - 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.[2]

Noteworthy Events[edit]

  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State Incorporation. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  2. Federal 501(c)3 Status. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  3. The 2020 Furry Charity Index video on YouTube. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  4. Venue Page on The AWOO Association's Website. Retrieved November 1, 2021.

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