Pumpkin Pet Insurance Raises Over $200,000 for Delaware Humane Association with Major Biden’s Indoguration
Pumpkin Pet Insurance and DHA Hosted Virtual Fundraiser to Help Pet Parents Who Are Struggling Financially
January 18, 2021, New York, NY — On Sunday, January 17th, the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) and Pumpkin Pet Insurance hosted a virtual fundraising event to celebrate the IndogurationTM of Major Biden, the first-ever shelter pup to become First Dog. The event, powered by Zoom and emceed by NBC News’ TODAY’s Jill Martin, celebrated Major’s journey from DHA shelter to The White House in an effort to raise awareness around the importance of pet adoption and support more shelter animals like Major in finding their forever homes.
With more than 7,400 attendees, an incredible $200,000 was raised to support the DHA — a significant impact during a month that is traditionally very slow for donations to the organization. 100 percent of the proceeds went to DHA to support the shelter’s essential relief efforts for pet parents who are struggling financially during this time and homeless pets in need of forever homes.
The virtual party featured a contest to become a member of Major’s Cabinet as the Secretary of Rescue Dogs. Philanthropist, animal advocate, and founder of Beaux & Paws, Sir Darius Brown announced the winner of the contest after an overwhelming 700 entries were submitted. The grand finale took place when GRAMMY, Tony, and Emmy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, and dog-lover Josh Groban performed an original ‘dog-themed’ song to thank participants for their support of DHA and to congratulate Major on his move to the White House.
“We are completely blown away by the support this event received and the incredible generosity shown towards the Delaware Humane Association,” says Pumpkin’s CEO, Alexandre Douzet. “Helping as many animals as possible is part of our DNA at Pumpkin Pet Insurance, and we are so pleased to have worked with DHA’s amazing team to ensure they are well-equipped to accomplish their organization’s mission as we begin this new year.”
“Our DHA Team is truly astounded by the love and support we have received, in honor of Major,” says DHA’s Executive Director, Patrick J. Carroll. “We celebrate each and every time one of the animals in our care finds its forever home, and this one calls for a special celebration! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Indoguration and for the generous outpouring of donations. They will enable DHA to start this new year in a strong position, and will help so many animals and people. We are incredibly grateful.”
More information about the Indoguration can be viewed at: https://www.pumpkin.care/blog/indoguration
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About Pumpkin Pet Insurance
Pumpkin Insurance Services (Pumpkin) is a direct-to-consumer pet care company and insurance producer founded to ensure pets live their longest and healthiest lives. Pumpkin insurance plan offers dog and cat owners advanced veterinary care coverage, and their optional Preventive Essentials plan add-on offers life-threatening disease prevention through reimbursing for vaccines and the related annual wellness exam and lab tests, enabling consumers to make data-informed care decisions based upon their individual pet’s health needs. All Pumpkin Plans provide reimbursement for covered care administered by any licensed veterinary clinic in the U.S. and Canada. Pumpkin insurance policies do not cover pre-existing conditions. Waiting periods, annual deductibles, co-insurance, benefits limits and other exclusions may apply. For all limitations and for information about Pumpkin’s Pet Insurance, and/or to learn more about Pumpkin’s optional add-on Preventive Essentials benefits, visitors can review Pumpkin’s Terms and Conditions at pumpkin.care/insurancepolicy and at pumpkin.care/customeragreement, respectively. Additional information may be found by visiting www.pumpkin.care.
 Pumpkin Insurance Services Inc. (Pumpkin) is a licensed insurance agency, not an insurer. Insurance is underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, a Crum & Forster Company and produced by Pumpkin. Pumpkin receives compensation based on the premiums for the insurance policies it sells. Pumpkin Preventive Essentials is not an insurance policy. It is offered as an optional add-on non-insurance benefit. Pumpkin is responsible for the product and administration.
About Delaware Humane Association
Delaware Humane Association (DHA), located in both Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, is a nonprofit, no-kill animal care and adoption center. DHA’s mission is to make “friends for life” by connecting people with animals, and by building strong relationships to better serve the community. DHA is committed to providing for the needs of homeless and owned dogs and cats by providing temporary shelter, affordable spay and neuter services, low cost vaccination clinics, a pet food pantry, adoption and placement resources, and more. For more information, or to donate, visit delawarehumane.org and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @delawarehumane.
About Josh Groban
Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, GRAMMY, Tony, and Emmy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums (over 35 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. He has appeared feature films such as Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hollars, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as on NBC’s The Office, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and CBS’ The Crazy Ones. In 2017, he concluded his Broadway run in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which Time Out New York called, “one of the best musicals of the decade”. He co-hosted the Tony Awards to widespread enthusiasm worldwide after garnering his first nomination in 2017. In 2018, he starred in the NETFLIX series, The Good Cop, that made its debut on the streaming platform September 21. On the same day, he unveiled his eighth full-length studio offering, Bridges [Reprise Records], which featured nine tracks co-written by the superstar in addition to duets with Andrea Bocelli, Sarah McLachlan, and Jennifer Nettles. Josh debuted his Great Big Radio City Show at Radio City Music Hall on Valentines Day 2020 and is excited to resume his residency there in April 2022. Until then, Josh released his new album Harmony, a collection of timeless songs and two originals, available everywhere on November 20th. To support the release of Harmony, Josh performed a series of intimate livestream concerts filmed in-person and livestreamed directly to audiences all over the world: a concert of Broadway favorites on October 3rd, a show featuring selections from Harmony on November 26th (Thanksgiving Day), and his first-ever holiday concert on December 19th. His next livestream concert takes place on Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14th. He maintains his position as the consummate American showman in 2021 and beyond. Groban remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate as a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee and Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.
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