- To break the generational cycle of child abuse in more families.
- To protect children from harm.
- To heal children who’ve been hurt.
- To create strong, stable families.
- To help children grow up safe, healthy and prepared for life.
Pensacon’s goal is to provide a safe haven for all, including families and children. Because of this, Pensacon is a supporter of the Children’s Home Society and has provided free passes for the agency to provide to their families. In 2016, the Children’s Home Society displayed a motorcycle they were auctioning as a fundraiser and sold tickets for the auction. They brought in over $1,000 at Pensacon. Pensacon also donated a poster with the autographs of over a dozen celebrity guests for them to use in their auction. We look forward to continuing to offer the Pensacon experience to these families as well as providing fundraising opportunities in the future.
Pensacon is proud to have organized fundraisers for Manna, in particular when their stock was destroyed in the 2014 Pensacola flood. To date, Pensacon has raised over $6,000 and facilitated the donation of over 3,000 pounds of food.
During Pensacon 2016, Manna sponsored PensaCAN, a display of art sculptures made entirely of donated cans of food. People were able to vote on their favorite sculpture by donating money.
Pensacon has invited OneBlood to park their buses in front of the Bay Center in order to allow our attendees to donate blood during the event. They have been doing so since 2015, and we are pleased to have them back for 2018. This year, the OneBlood will have buses both on the front plaza near Ticketing and Concessions, as well as an additional bus in Poseidon’s Bay (East Parking Lot) for those who wish to donate.
Pensacon has partnered with the MESS Hall, which offered hands-on activities for kids at the Bay Center during Family Day as well as doing panels to teach kids principles of science.
SouthBark is a non-profit, all-breed animal rescune which saves, rehabilitates, and rehomes animals from high-kill shelters along the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida.
SouthBARK is 100% volunteer and foster home operated. Foster homes are the life blood of dog rescue. We do not exist with out stable comitted foster homes.
The requirements are basic:
Provide a safe loving home.
Provide food, crate, and basic supplies.
SouthBark provides all medical care for SouthBark foster dogs. We also provide incomprable support and assistance when needed.
Pensacon is proud to be a community partner of SouthBark, and holds multiple fundraisers each year to help further fund their mission.