We are a passionate group of committed, thoughtful citizens and professionals seeking to inspire change in the Pensacola Bay Area Community. Our members fund projects that enrich the quality of life and well-being of others—regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status and socioeconomic status.
How do we do this? By awarding significant charitable grants to eligible non-profit organizations and initiatives that place value on diversity, inclusion and equality.
We are community members and active global citizens seeking to create impact in the Pensacola Bay Area.
We are Sunday's Child, a Florida 501(c)3, non-profit organization that promotes diversity, inclusion and equality by awarding grants to significant charitable and economic initiatives.
Founded in 2013, we comprise a group of citizens and professionals seeking to create permanent and lasting change in support of—and acceptance for—the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
Fueled by a strong desire to serve and guided by a vision of a more accepting Pensacola Bay Area, we are wholly committed to promoting the visibility and acceptance of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Community and its members.
We are LGBT and LGBT-friendly citizens, husbands, wives, students and professionals. Together, we are promoting a greater visibility of the Pensacola LGBT community and advocating for wider acceptance of its members.
Because of our contribution and investment into our community, we are united in being the example of strong, connected citizens and leaders passionate about impacting and enriching the quality of life and well-being for all in our home city.
Sunday's Child is a membership-based organization. Members make a $1,000 tax-deductible donation per individual or group which is then pooled and awarded to local non-profits. Membership is open to everyone 18 years of age and older, residing in—or wanting to create impact in—Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida. There are several options for contribution, and your level of involvement is entirely up to you, but leadership positions are available and participation encouraged. Become a member or pledge today. Together, let's invest in diversity and inclusion.
Membership Closed November 30, 2014. Next annual membership drive begins in September, 2015.
(category of Economic Development) will use the $33,125 for the purchase of a new forklift, allowing adults with disabilities to work and receive a paycheck while providing a service to our community. Pollack Industries, a project of Arc Gateway that employs disabled adults on production contracts, utilizes a team of twelve individuals with disabilities and one non-disabled person to manufacture cement parking bumpers and cement air-conditioning pads for local contractors, businesses, and builders. These cement items, weighing between 200-225 pounds, must be transported from the production areas, loaded onto trucks and delivered to project sites. This cannot be done without the aid of a forklift.
Currently, their forklift is over 20 years old, breaks often, and must be replaced in order to continue providing services. A new forklift would aid in streamlining and expanding production and distribution.
(category of Family & LGBT) will use the $33,125 to hire a staff attorney for one year to develop enhanced advocacy and education tools to support victims of violence and bullying within our community. This attorney will go into our community to educate other providers of their obligations, including school personnel, law enforcement and the courts, our entire community will be elevated to an improved dialogue. The Legal Education and Advocacy for Victim Empowerment (LEAVE) project will give victims and allies legal tools with which to prevent violence and bullying in our families, schools, and entire community. While LEAVE may serve victims of all different experiences, a focus will be placed on LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ relationships, homeless and dependent youth, and youth with disabilities.
Gifts and donations by organizations and individuals (allies & supporters) help to cover operational and administrative costs. Become a sponsor today.
We wish to kindly thank these sponsors for their in-kind contributions. These are dollars saved so we are able to apply 100% of membership contributions directly to support the charities in our community. Thank YOU!