JemCon is pleased to announce its partnership with Fill This House, a registered 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping youth aging out of foster care. Too frequently foster families release teens when they turn 18 with little or no adult support. Many of these youth are as young as 16 and have very few possessions, if any, when they age out of the system.
More information about Treehouse can be found below.
Every year, JemCon partners with a local charity and offers our support through an auction held at our convention. We are excited to announce this year's chosen organization is TREEHOUSE!
We are pleased to announce that this year's JemCon 2016 Charity Auction will benefit Dress for Success Albany! (Link to https://albany.dressforsuccess.org/)
The mission of Dress for Success Albany is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
100% of the funds raised from the JemCon 2016 Charity Auction will be donated to Dress for Success Albany.
We would like to share a little bit about what this organization does and how they make a difference. Please take a moment to watch this video to learn more.
The charity auction will be held during JemCon 2016 which will be taking place September 16-18, 2016 in Albany, NY. If you would like to donate an item to be auctioned off in support of this cause please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In keeping with the spirit of the Jem cartoon series, JemCon is continuing its tradition of hosting a charity auction for a local facility in need. This year, we are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Philadelphia's Attic Youth Center, an independent LGBTQ youth center that "creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community." Visit their website for more info on this great organization: www.atticyouthcenter.org. Proceeds from the charity auction will be donated to The Attic to help save their kitchen! Remember, YOU can help by bringing your auction donations to JemCon and/or bidding against fellow fans to win the outrageous items up for grabs!