- 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.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Emerald Coast, Inc. – DHHS – is a non-profit organization established in 2012.
DHHS is recognized as the leader and primary provider of Deaf and Hard of Hearing services in Northwest Florida. DHHS offers direct client services to individuals and families as well as community education and information for professional groups. DHHS is partially supported by generous donations from individuals, community organizations, corporations and foundations.
Pensacon is proud to partner with DDHS to provide sign language translation for those in need of this service during panels and other activities. Pensacon has raised money for DHHS by holding an art auction during our Dress Up or Dress Up costume ball on August 26, 2016 that benefited both DHHS and Pensacola Little Theatre.
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 a tradition of having the OneBlood buses parked in front of the Bay Center in order to allow our attendees to donate, which has been done since our first year and will continue in 2017.
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 principals 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 held a raffle during the premiere of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for someone to win a hardcover copy of the film’s screenplay. Proceeds went to SouthBark.