Tammy & Jim Pierce
Julie & Les Porterfield
Dana & Tom Saffel
Valerie & Mike Thompson
MaryAnn K Jones
Friends of the Center
Keri & Greg Atchley
Tracy & Alan Wood
Friend of the Center
Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
20th Annual Kieran May Memorial Gala & Golf Weekend
Gala – Saturday – March 9 – 6 p.m.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Golf – Sunday – March 10 – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) is presenting their 20th annual signature Kieran May Memorial Gala & Golf weekend. The Gala event is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Emceed by David Seering, guests will enjoy dinner; dancing and live entertainment by the popular Mr. Big band, as well as live and silent auctions. Bid on trips to Tuscany, a California wine trip, Key West and more. Dress is coastal chic for the Gala, an energetic, yet important fundraising event to benefit children by providing services to help identify, treat and support child victims in abusive situations. The theme this year is “Honoring Our Heroes” to recognize those who help the children ECCAC serves. The annual Kieran May Golf Tournament, also to benefit ECCAC, will take place on Sunday, March 10, at Kelly Plantation Golf Club with registration from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tournament cost is $400, which includes two tickets to the Gala. Gala tickets only are $250 per couple. Please call Chelsea Fox at 850.833.9237, Ext. 256 for more information.
To make reservations or check our our mobile bidding, please click here: https://e.givesmart.com/events/crl/
We and the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center need your help! We want to POWER UP Hurricane Families!
Because of the destruction of Hurricane Michael, the dream for many impacted is to simply get the metal casing of their meter box on their houses repaired - so they can be in their own home for the holidays and have power.
With your help and the help of our entire community, raising the $10,000 match will provide the opportunity to help some of theGulf Coast CAC's clients restore power in their homes for Christmas. You will also be helping our center (ECCAC) and the children that we see this holiday season.
It's the season of giving and the Gulf Coast CAC
in Panama City still needs our help. The children of that community still need our help. Let's make sure they have a WARM Christmas this year in their homes.
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Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company based in Arizona, came to the table for Hurricane Michael disaster relief. Their associates here in Florida, Julia and Jay Johnson, oversaw the delivery of ten pallets consisting of 30,000 IsaLean bars, a nutritious quick meal, and 9,900 Whey Thin high protein snacks to two non-profit organizations in the area, the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Food For Thought.
Julia Johnson commented, “We would like to share our deepest concerns and prayers for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Contribution is a core value of Isagenix, and Jay and I are honored to partner with them and help with the relief. As the effort is truly just beginning, this generous donation is going to help nourish countless people.”
Local Walton County resident, Jim Pierce, an investor and board member of Isagenix, along his wife Tammy, also a board member, were behind securing this generous donation from Isagenix to help the two non-profits struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Tiffany Nelson, founder and CEO of Food For Thought, and Lori Allen, CEO and Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, are both dealing with many issues with not only their clientele, but their staff , too, who have experienced many set-backs in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The shortage and availability of food certainly is one of the issues children and adults are dealing with every day.
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About Isagenix International
Established in 2002, Isagenix provides systems for weight loss, energy, performance, healthy aging, and wealth creation. With nearly 600,000 customers worldwide and more than 100 life-changing products, packs, and systems globally, the company is committed to producing Solutions to Transform Lives™. Since its inception in 2002, Isagenix has generated $6 billion in cumulative global sales through a network of independent distributors in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and South Korea. Isagenix is a privately owned company with headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information, visit Isagenix.com.
It’s time to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday season. The Emerald Coast Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) Chapter #3605, sponsored by Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, will be hosting their 39th Annual Toys 4 Tots on the Emerald Coast Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, November 18. All proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis.
All motorcycles are welcome to participate in the Ride. Entry fee is $10 per participant and a new toy or gift card. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on November 18, at Sam’s Club parking lot in Ft. Walton Beach. The sheriff-escorted motorcycle parade starts at 11 a.m. from Sam’s Club and ends at the Niceville Mullet Festival site. Both the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis will have booths at the Mullet Festival site where people are encouraged to drop off toy donations. Other drop-off locations include We Care Heating & Air in Niceville, FedEx Ground in Crestview, jcp salon in Santa Rosa Mall, and Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson
Parade and festivities at the Mullet Festival site will begin at 11 a.m. and includes music, food, chance drawing games, motorcycle contests and more. For further information or to make donations, contact Adam Babcock at 850-499-8018.
Don’t own a motorcycle? You can still help. Join everyone at the Mullet Festival site with a toy donation, or drop it off at a Toy Donation Box. Toy, monetary, or gift card donations can also be given to any of the HOG chapter members.
Jim Burgess, manager of South Walton Jewelry & Pawn in Freeport, is offering to donate 20% of what he will pay to those who sell their gold jewelry at his shop to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Based on weight and the price of gold, they will reimburse customers 100% of the agreed upon value. Then, on top of that, they will donate 20% of that amount to ECCAC in the customer’s name so that it is tax deductible for the customer.
“We’ll take any gold, but not gold plated,” commented Burgess. “We can determine if something is gold plated or gold for our customers. From that unneeded one earring ladies have kept in their jewelry boxes for years, to fine jewelry that one wants to cash in, we can handle the transaction. And, we’re glad to help the children ECCAC provides services to at the same time.”
The South Walton Jewelry exchange is located on the east side of 331 at 16735 US Highway 331 South, one mile south of Highway 20 in Freeport, FL For further information, check out South Walton Jewelry & Pawn’s Facebook page, or contact Burgess at (850) 880-6249, and his email is email@example.com. Store hours are 10 am to 6 pm, every day except Sunday.