Hal-Con’s main fundraising event is our annual Charity Auction, held during the sci-fi and gaming convention weekend. This year we will have two separate auction events — a silent auction with bidding open Friday and Saturday, and a live auction that takes place on Saturday on the main stage.
Meet our charities
Hal-Con is excited to support the IWK Health Center Foundation and Kids Help Phone— two great organizations that we’re excited to support! Our fundraising efforts will be divided in half for these two charities. We send our donation to Kids Help Phone in the spring and present our cheque to the IWK Foundation at their annual telethon.
2018 cheque presentation at the IWK Telethon
Since 2010, we have contributed over $65,000 to various charities, nonprofit groups, and community organizations – of which over $45,000 has been given to the IWK Foundation and Kids Help Phone.
About our chosen Charities
The IWK provides critical and specialized care to women, children, youth and families throughout the Maritimes. Our donation will be provided to the Foundation at their annual IWK Telethon, and will help purchase priority medical equipment, fund ground-breaking research and support special programs for patients and families. For more information about the IWK Foundation, take a look at their website at www.iwkfoundation.org.
Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has been Canada’s only 24-hour, national phone and online counselling service for young people. With just a click or a call, young people from urban, rural and remote communities in Canada reach out to Kids Help Phone more than 5,000 times a week. Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources, online and by phone. Want to know more? Check out their website at www.kidshelpphone.ca.
Contribute to our auction!
Wondering what kinds of things can you expect to see in the auction? As members of the Halifax sci-fi scene, we’re always on the lookout for cool and exciting items. We scour the internet and politely harass local artists and vendors throughout the year to request donations, and we’ll have a few special items for signature by our guests too! Can’t wait until convention weekend? Join our Facebook group page to see photos of auction donations as they are received throughout the year.
Do you wish to donate an item to the charity auction? Do you have a suggestion for potential auction items that we can request? Contact us at Auction@hal-con.com and we’d love to hear from you.
Please see our 2019 Hal-Con Auction Letter.