Frank Family is proud to continue our support of K9s For Warriors through 2023 as part of our winery’s ongoing Frank for a Cause charitable giving campaign. K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of trained service dogs for military veterans. This cause speaks to Frank Family’s inherent commitment and love for dogs and the American veteran community, and honors Founder Rich Frank’s late father, Hy, who proudly served in World War II.
In November 2022, Frank Family Vineyards raised $25,000 to support K9s For Warriors’ mission to end veteran suicide through the healing power of service dogs – saving two lives at once, our American heroes and shelter dogs. This year, the winery is excited to be sponsoring our very own four-legged hero, an adorable golden retriever named, Frankie, who will soon be an important element in a veteran’s road to recovery. This sponsorship will provide Frankie with the veterinary care, equipment, and training he needs to become a life-saving service dog for a veteran with PTSD.
“We are proud to continue our unwavering support of K9s For Warriors and enhancing their efforts in transforming the lives of veterans in need,” says Frank Family Founder, Leslie Frank. “We believe in the powerful healing service dogs can provide to our nation’s heroes and are honored to sponsor our own service dog this year while helping raise awareness and funds for this important cause.”
To date, K9s For Warriors has graduated more than 875 K9/Warrior teams and rescued more than 2,000 dogs, saving them from a life of abandonment or euthanasia and giving them purpose by pairing them with a veteran in need. With most dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates a collective healing and recovery.
The year-long initiative will continue with 20% of proceeds from Frank Family’s 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Frank for a Cause gift packages supporting the organization’s mission. The packages are available at the Frank Family tasting room and online and include one bottle of the 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a matching Cabernet bottle plush dog toy, and an exclusive Frank Family dog bandana.
“We are incredibly grateful for the continued support and generosity of Frank Family Vineyards,” says K9s For Warriors CEO Carl Cricco. “Their dedication to our mission has helped us provide life-changing service dogs to veterans suffering from invisible wounds of war, allowing them to return to a life of dignity and independence. We look forward to continuing our partnership and making a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes.”
In 2018 Frank Family founded “Frank for a Cause,” an annual fundraiser that has raised funds to support local and national charities covering a variety of causes, from health research to hunger relief and animal welfare. To date, Frank for a Cause has supported seven national nonprofits and numerous local organizations, such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Feeding America, Autism Speaks, and many more. For more information about our partnership follow @frankfamilyvineyards on Instagram for regular #pupdates from Frankie throughout the summer.