Kudos & Check Presentations June 2019

Thank you to the  Ruckel Middle School Cheerleaders  for collecting juice boxes, snacks, and booster seats!

Thank you to the Ruckel Middle School Cheerleaders for collecting juice boxes, snacks, and booster seats!

Thank you to Danielle Barta who was representing Campbell Charitable Trust, Joseph Campbell-trustee and Davis Campbell-trustee for donating snacks, water, juice boxes, duffel bags, backpacks, underwear, socks, feminine products, Lysol wipes and spray.

Thank you to Danielle Barta who was representing Campbell Charitable Trust, Joseph Campbell-trustee and Davis Campbell-trustee for donating snacks, water, juice boxes, duffel bags, backpacks, underwear, socks, feminine products, Lysol wipes and spray.

A big thank you to the school district and Sharon Duron - Induction Facilitator for ensuring that all new school employees know the Florida State Child Abuse Mandated Reporting Laws. We look forward to another successful school year in 2019-2020!

A big thank you to the school district and Sharon Duron - Induction Facilitator for ensuring that all new school employees know the Florida State Child Abuse Mandated Reporting Laws. We look forward to another successful school year in 2019-2020!

Our amazing therapy team was recognized as Community Provider of the Year by our partners - the First Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program! We think this award truly exemplifies the souls of our therapists.

Our amazing therapy team was recognized as Community Provider of the Year by our partners - the First Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program! We think this award truly exemplifies the souls of our therapists.

The  Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation 's trophy for most funds raised at our 2019 Patron Dinner hosted by Candis and Jack Wilson was given to a child for their graduation from our Mental Health Program last month!  A note from their therapist:  "I wanted to let you know that the trophy found a great home today.... Today I greeted a child in the lobby knowing it may be the last time I ever see them. It's always a bittersweet feeling, but feelings of pride and joy take over, knowing they stuck it out and worked so hard for almost a year to get to this point. Before celebrating with a paint party, this child was presented with this trophy and a certificate of completion for being so brave and strong through this difficult process and to show them how amazing it is that they crossed the finish line! So please help me wish them a Happy Graduation!"

The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation's trophy for most funds raised at our 2019 Patron Dinner hosted by Candis and Jack Wilson was given to a child for their graduation from our Mental Health Program last month!

A note from their therapist:

"I wanted to let you know that the trophy found a great home today....
Today I greeted a child in the lobby knowing it may be the last time I ever see them. It's always a bittersweet feeling, but feelings of pride and joy take over, knowing they stuck it out and worked so hard for almost a year to get to this point. Before celebrating with a paint party, this child was presented with this trophy and a certificate of completion for being so brave and strong through this difficult process and to show them how amazing it is that they crossed the finish line! So please help me wish them a Happy Graduation!"

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our 2019 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The MOA is ECCAC's annual interdisciplinary commitment to sharing information and resources to enhance the investigation and prosecution of child physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect cases as well as to facilitate treatment of child victims and their families between various agencies in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our 2019 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The MOA is ECCAC's annual interdisciplinary commitment to sharing information and resources to enhance the investigation and prosecution of child physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect cases as well as to facilitate treatment of child victims and their families between various agencies in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Kudos & Check Presentations May 2019

It was another extremely successful  Destin Charity Wine Auction  weekend! We are incredibly blessed to be a part of this great event! Thank you for all that you do for the children in our community  DCWAF !  Special thanks to their presenting sponsor -  Chuck Hutton Toyota !

It was another extremely successful Destin Charity Wine Auction weekend! We are incredibly blessed to be a part of this great event! Thank you for all that you do for the children in our community DCWAF!

Special thanks to their presenting sponsor - Chuck Hutton Toyota!

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And a huge thank you to Candis & Jack Wilson for hosting the ECCAC Patron Dinner at their beautiful home!

And a huge thank you to Candis & Jack Wilson for hosting the ECCAC Patron Dinner at their beautiful home!

Thank you to two of our outstanding volunteers, Jen & Roz, who refreshed and hung white boards in our lobby nook at our Niceville Center!

Thank you to two of our outstanding volunteers, Jen & Roz, who refreshed and hung white boards in our lobby nook at our Niceville Center!

Volunteer Appreciation Week was in April and we couldn't let it pass without celebrating our volunteers! Here is just a few of our many dedicated front desk volunteers at our Volunteer Reception held at the  Freeport Community Center.

Volunteer Appreciation Week was in April and we couldn't let it pass without celebrating our volunteers! Here is just a few of our many dedicated front desk volunteers at our Volunteer Reception held at the Freeport Community Center.

We also had a great time at our Key Contributor Reception held at the beautiful home of Tammy & Jim Pierce!

We also had a great time at our Key Contributor Reception held at the beautiful home of Tammy & Jim Pierce!

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Thank you to Alysa Cooper who dropped off several stocking stuffer items to the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center! She had collected them for a school project and she plans on collecting more items to donate to us in the future! It's special to see kids helping other kids!

Thank you to Alysa Cooper who dropped off several stocking stuffer items to the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center! She had collected them for a school project and she plans on collecting more items to donate to us in the future! It's special to see kids helping other kids!

Thank you  My Town 2Go - 850  for doing a fundraiser for us for Child Abuse Prevention Month! We're so grateful for your support!

Thank you My Town 2Go - 850 for doing a fundraiser for us for Child Abuse Prevention Month! We're so grateful for your support!

Big thank you to  Okaloosa County Tax Collector  for their very generous donation!

Big thank you to Okaloosa County Tax Collector for their very generous donation!

Thank you  Stubbs Orthodontics  for the fundraiser you did for us last month AND for being one of our Angel sponsors for our Golf & Gala! We can't thank you enough for your continuous support!

Thank you Stubbs Orthodontics for the fundraiser you did for us last month AND for being one of our Angel sponsors for our Golf & Gala! We can't thank you enough for your continuous support!

Congratulations to our fearless and wonderful leader  Julie Sacco Porterfield  for being nominated as a Woman of Honor for the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women! We may be a little bit biased but we can't think of anyone more deserving!

Congratulations to our fearless and wonderful leader Julie Sacco Porterfield for being nominated as a Woman of Honor for the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women! We may be a little bit biased but we can't think of anyone more deserving!

We cannot thank the Walton County Courthouse and Tax Collectors Office enough for their wonderful support throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month including their generous donation!

We cannot thank the Walton County Courthouse and Tax Collectors Office enough for their wonderful support throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month including their generous donation!

Kudos & Check Presentations April 2019

This is Gabriela and Graciela Mercado. In lieu of receiving gifts for themselves at their 12th birthday party, they asked their friends to bring gifts for ECCAC children. Mom says the girls have grown up knowing about the Center from a young age and frequently donate their dresses they have outgrown to us!

This is Gabriela and Graciela Mercado. In lieu of receiving gifts for themselves at their 12th birthday party, they asked their friends to bring gifts for ECCAC children. Mom says the girls have grown up knowing about the Center from a young age and frequently donate their dresses they have outgrown to us!

Thank you to the Niceville Exchange Club for their generous donation!

Thank you to the Niceville Exchange Club for their generous donation!

We were excited to be a part of the Women of Destiny event at  Destiny Worship Center!

We were excited to be a part of the Women of Destiny event at Destiny Worship Center!

Thank you to Kenwood Elementary School's Boys and Girls Club for letting us come and present our Anti-Bullying Presentation!

Thank you to Kenwood Elementary School's Boys and Girls Club for letting us come and present our Anti-Bullying Presentation!

Kudos & Check Presentations March 2019

We had a record breaking year for our 20th Annual Kieran May Memorial Golf & Gala Weekend!! Thank you to everyone who supported this event and helped make it a great success! A huge thank you again to all of our sponsors!  Gala Title Sponsors - Tammy & Jim Pierce  Golf Tournament Sponsors -  Coastal Accounting  &  Merrill Lynch   Protector Sponsors -  Dixie RV ,  Donut Hole ,  Johnny on the Spot ,  Publix Supermarket Charities ,  Regal Stephens Construction LLC , Amy Rogers  Friend of the Center Sponsors -  CCB Community Bank , Betty & Joe Franey,  Galati Yacht Sales ,  Simple HR   Angel Sponsors -  Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC ,  Kleinfeld Bridal ,  Silver Sands Premium Outlets , Stubbs Orthodontics ,  Trustmark Bank

We had a record breaking year for our 20th Annual Kieran May Memorial Golf & Gala Weekend!! Thank you to everyone who supported this event and helped make it a great success! A huge thank you again to all of our sponsors!

Gala Title Sponsors - Tammy & Jim Pierce

Golf Tournament Sponsors - Coastal Accounting & Merrill Lynch

Protector Sponsors - Dixie RV, Donut Hole, Johnny on the Spot, Publix Supermarket Charities, Regal Stephens Construction LLC, Amy Rogers

Friend of the Center Sponsors - CCB Community Bank, Betty & Joe Franey, Galati Yacht Sales, Simple HR

Angel Sponsors - Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC, Kleinfeld Bridal, Silver Sands Premium Outlets,Stubbs Orthodontics, Trustmark Bank


Thank you to all of our supporters who came to the  Seagars  Reception on February 21!

Thank you to all of our supporters who came to the Seagars Reception on February 21!

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Some of ECCAC's staff had a great time participating in the Pins & Pancakes event at  Uncle Buck's FishBowl & Grill  that benefitted the 2018-2019 Destin Forward Leadership's Class Project!

Some of ECCAC's staff had a great time participating in the Pins & Pancakes event at Uncle Buck's FishBowl & Grill that benefitted the 2018-2019 Destin Forward Leadership's Class Project!

Thank you to  Southside Primary School  for their generous donation! They brought in 86 individual snacks, 50 packs of wipes, 318 diapers, 92 pairs of underwear, 20 pairs of socks, and 5 packs of baby cereal.

Thank you to Southside Primary School for their generous donation! They brought in 86 individual snacks, 50 packs of wipes, 318 diapers, 92 pairs of underwear, 20 pairs of socks, and 5 packs of baby cereal.

We had a great time attending  Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation 's Tasting of Champions event on February 15th that benefitted us as well as several other local non-profits! 

We had a great time attending Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation's Tasting of Champions event on February 15th that benefitted us as well as several other local non-profits! 

Thank you to Dave Palmer of  Dave's Cafe and Gifts  and all the donors who purchased so many gifts for us. Dave took the unfortunate closing of his store and turned it into a blessing.

Thank you to Dave Palmer of Dave's Cafe and Gifts and all the donors who purchased so many gifts for us. Dave took the unfortunate closing of his store and turned it into a blessing.

Thank you to Glendale Presbyterian Church for cooking lunch for our staff in Walton County! 

Thank you to Glendale Presbyterian Church for cooking lunch for our staff in Walton County! 

Kudos & Check Presentations February 2019

On January 27th we had our annual Staff Retreat at the  Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa . Our staff created vision boards and mapped out our goals for 2019!

On January 27th we had our annual Staff Retreat at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Our staff created vision boards and mapped out our goals for 2019!

Thank you to our Board Member, Tom Saffel, for going over our development strategy with our  Young Ambassador Board  at their January meeting at  3rd Planet Brewery !

Thank you to our Board Member, Tom Saffel, for going over our development strategy with our Young Ambassador Board at their January meeting at 3rd Planet Brewery!

Sadly,  Dave's Cafe & Gifts  in Paxton, FL has to close their doors on April 19th, because their landlord will not renew their lease. Owner, Dave Palmer, reached out to us looking to turn his misfortune into a positive impact by supporting us.     Dave's Cafe & Gifts  is full of classic toys and activities that we can use to comfort and counsel these fragile child abuse victims.  How can you help? You can shop in person to buy toys and activ ities and donate them to either our Defuniak Springs or Niceville location. Can't shop in person? You can call Dave at 850-708-9195 from anywhere and make your donation over the phone. He will gather items we have spoken about that best fit our needs and deliver them to us for you. He is even offering a 25% off discount to make donations go farther. A tax deductible donation receipt can be provided to you for your donation upon request. Let's help empty those shelves, and bring hope and healing to child abuse victims!

Sadly, Dave's Cafe & Gifts in Paxton, FL has to close their doors on April 19th, because their landlord will not renew their lease. Owner, Dave Palmer, reached out to us looking to turn his misfortune into a positive impact by supporting us.

Dave's Cafe & Gifts is full of classic toys and activities that we can use to comfort and counsel these fragile child abuse victims.
How can you help? You can shop in person to buy toys and activ ities and donate them to either our Defuniak Springs or Niceville location. Can't shop in person? You can call Dave at 850-708-9195 from anywhere and make your donation over the phone. He will gather items we have spoken about that best fit our needs and deliver them to us for you. He is even offering a 25% off discount to make donations go farther. A tax deductible donation receipt can be provided to you for your donation upon request.
Let's help empty those shelves, and bring hope and healing to child abuse victims!

In January we celebrated  Dozer the Therapy Dog   and his retirement! He and his mom Angie have given so much of their time to bring smiles and hope to the children we see at the Pierce Family CAC in DeFuniak! We are forever thankful for them and will miss them greatly!

In January we celebrated Dozer the Therapy Dog

and his retirement! He and his mom Angie have given so much of their time to bring smiles and hope to the children we see at the Pierce Family CAC in DeFuniak! We are forever thankful for them and will miss them greatly!

We want to continuously thank  Whiskey Bravo on 30A  for constantly raising awareness for us and selling our Riley pups at their restaurant!

We want to continuously thank Whiskey Bravo on 30A for constantly raising awareness for us and selling our Riley pups at their restaurant!

Kudos & Check Presentations January 2019

From our entire staff, we hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and we wish all of you a very Happy 2019!

From our entire staff, we hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and we wish all of you a very Happy 2019!

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the 10th Annual Penguin Plunge at  Juana's Pagodas and Sailors' Grill ! The event raised $8,000 that will be split between us and  Santa Rosa Kids' House !

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the 10th Annual Penguin Plunge at Juana's Pagodas and Sailors' Grill! The event raised $8,000 that will be split between us and Santa Rosa Kids' House!

A special thanks to our token Penguin and Chicken, Matt Hewatt and Brenda Barre!

A special thanks to our token Penguin and Chicken, Matt Hewatt and Brenda Barre!

A HUGE thank you to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast for all of these Christmas gifts and bikes for some of the children that we see AND $900! All of this was spearheaded by Jamie Webster and we are so grateful to have people in our community with such BIG hearts!

A HUGE thank you to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast for all of these Christmas gifts and bikes for some of the children that we see AND $900! All of this was spearheaded by Jamie Webster and we are so grateful to have people in our community with such BIG hearts!

Thank you Kiwanis Club of Freeport - South Walton for the generous $1,000 donation. We are so thankful for their continuous support!

Thank you Kiwanis Club of Freeport - South Walton for the generous $1,000 donation. We are so thankful for their continuous support!

Welcome Our Founding ECCAC Club Members!

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Guardian Angels

Tammy & Jim Pierce


Protectors

Carmen Konert

Julie & Les Porterfield

Dana & Tom Saffel

John Smith

Valerie & Mike Thompson

Jackson Wilson



 

Advocates

Hanya Bluestone

Tom Cooper

Eldon Diamond

MaryAnn K Jones

Randall Leggett

Renee Pellegrino

Jeffery Pierce

Patrick Reily

Lee Shaw

Lauren Thompson


Friends of the Center

Eric Aden

Keri & Greg Atchley

Leighann Elliott

Bill Fletcher

Kathleen Jarvis

Alex Jordan

Bridget Keepman

Corbin Miller

Cady Moody

Janet Parker

Kay Phelan

Brian Plott

Audie Rowell

Lindsey Smith

Whitney Whidden

Bernadette Williams

Tracy & Alan Wood

 

Friend of the Center 

Shaun Eubanks

Solange Jones

Artie Rodriguez 

December 2018 Kudos and Check Presentations

We'd like to give a big THANK YOU to Grand Boulevard for letting us participate in the Festival of Trees this year! Our lovely Christmas tree, decorated by the extremely talented Velia Lala, will be on display until Christmas!

We'd like to give a big THANK YOU to Grand Boulevard for letting us participate in the Festival of Trees this year! Our lovely Christmas tree, decorated by the extremely talented Velia Lala, will be on display until Christmas!


It was another great turnout for our annual Children's Christmas Party. Thank you to Crosspoint Church in Niceville for hosting us. The families that attended all had a wonderful time!

It was another great turnout for our annual Children's Christmas Party. Thank you to Crosspoint Church in Niceville for hosting us. The families that attended all had a wonderful time!


We are so thankful to Debbie Hollis for all the amazing work she has done as our Clinical Supervisor for the past 15 years. We wish her a very happy retirement!

We are so thankful to Debbie Hollis for all the amazing work she has done as our Clinical Supervisor for the past 15 years. We wish her a very happy retirement!


Meet Andrew! He is a son of one of our Adopt-A-Family sponsors. He was super excited because he helped his mom pick out the gifts for one of our families that they adopted. This little guy is learning the true meaning of Christmas early on in life!

Meet Andrew! He is a son of one of our Adopt-A-Family sponsors. He was super excited because he helped his mom pick out the gifts for one of our families that they adopted. This little guy is learning the true meaning of Christmas early on in life!


We cannot thank The Village of Baytowne Wharf enough for their generous donation! They raised $5,000 for the ECCAC at their Baytowne Beer Festival and at the Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights Festival!

We cannot thank The Village of Baytowne Wharf enough for their generous donation! They raised $5,000 for the ECCAC at their Baytowne Beer Festival and at the Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights Festival!


A big THANK YOU to Joe and Cassie Freitas, they donated 96 new backpacks, socks, and underwear for our children!

A big THANK YOU to Joe and Cassie Freitas, they donated 96 new backpacks, socks, and underwear for our children!

Thank you to Team Sandestin for sponsoring nine of our families this year for Adopt-A-Family! Because of them and all of our other amazing sponsors, our children in need and their families will be able to have a Christmas this year!

Thank you to Team Sandestin for sponsoring nine of our families this year for Adopt-A-Family! Because of them and all of our other amazing sponsors, our children in need and their families will be able to have a Christmas this year!


Dr. Brodie Bowman and his team stepped up as Adopt-A-Family volunteers this year, and we are so thankful for all of their help this Christmas!

Dr. Brodie Bowman and his team stepped up as Adopt-A-Family volunteers this year, and we are so thankful for all of their help this Christmas!


We give PetSmart two paws up! We'd like to thank them for donating tons of stuffed animals. Our children are going to love receiving these furry friends!

We give PetSmart two paws up! We'd like to thank them for donating tons of stuffed animals. Our children are going to love receiving these furry friends!


Thank you to the Northwest State College Pre Professional Education Association for creating a Christmas wonderland at our Niceville Center!

Thank you to the Northwest State College Pre Professional Education Association for creating a Christmas wonderland at our Niceville Center!


A special thank you to Board Member Tom Saffel for leading our Development Retreat. His guidance will help us to grow and leverage our resources to ensure services for our children!

A special thank you to Board Member Tom Saffel for leading our Development Retreat. His guidance will help us to grow and leverage our resources to ensure services for our children!

EVENT BRIEF: 20th Annual Kieran May Memorial Gala & Golf Weekend

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/

ECCAC’s 20th Annual Kieran May Memorial Gala & Golf weekend will be on March 9 at the Hilton Sandestin for the Gala and March 10 for the golf tournament at Kelly Plantation.

ECCAC’s 20th Annual Kieran May Memorial Gala & Golf weekend will be on March 9 at the Hilton Sandestin for the Gala and March 10 for the golf tournament at Kelly Plantation.

November 2018 Kudos and Check Presentations

Thank you to the Boys & Girls Club in Destin for their wonderful donation of stuffed animals to the center. We love seeing kids help other kids!

Thank you to the Boys & Girls Club in Destin for their wonderful donation of stuffed animals to the center. We love seeing kids help other kids!

Angelina Makarova and Rebekah Cline are part of the Student Government Association at Rocky Bayou Christian School. They led a drive to collect teen gifts for Christmas. RBCS grades 7th-12th had a competition. The grade level with the most points got to have a casual day on Tuesday, Oct. 30th!

Angelina Makarova and Rebekah Cline are part of the Student Government Association at Rocky Bayou Christian School. They led a drive to collect teen gifts for Christmas. RBCS grades 7th-12th had a competition. The grade level with the most points got to have a casual day on Tuesday, Oct. 30th!

We'd like to thank the FedEx workers who took a third load of supplies from our Center to the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center, which suffered major damages from Hurricane Michael.

We'd like to thank the FedEx workers who took a third load of supplies from our Center to the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center, which suffered major damages from Hurricane Michael.

We would like to send a big THANK YOU to Helen Waltman. Helen has created "Snuggle Happy Bags" for children who have been affected by Hurricane Michael. These bags contain an activity, a stuffed animal, blanket, water bottle, t-shirt, and hand written notes of encouragement. Helen, pictured with Anita Kurz, a front desk volunteer, has made each of these bags for the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center, and we were so happy to deliver them for her!

We would like to send a big THANK YOU to Helen Waltman. Helen has created "Snuggle Happy Bags" for children who have been affected by Hurricane Michael. These bags contain an activity, a stuffed animal, blanket, water bottle, t-shirt, and hand written notes of encouragement. Helen, pictured with Anita Kurz, a front desk volunteer, has made each of these bags for the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center, and we were so happy to deliver them for her!

We'd also like to thank Glendale Presbyterian Church in DeFuniak Springs for feeding our staff!

We'd also like to thank Glendale Presbyterian Church in DeFuniak Springs for feeding our staff!

Destin Commons and Cumulus Media helped us raise $9,997 at the 3rd Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament! We are so thankful!

Destin Commons and Cumulus Media helped us raise $9,997 at the 3rd Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament! We are so thankful!

ECCAC staff delivered some goodies to the staff at the Gulf Coast CAC in Panama City. They have a long road of recovery ahead of them and we are doing everything we can to help them!

ECCAC staff delivered some goodies to the staff at the Gulf Coast CAC in Panama City. They have a long road of recovery ahead of them and we are doing everything we can to help them!

We'd like to thank the Pilot Club of DeFuniak Springs for their generous donation to our Centers!

We'd like to thank the Pilot Club of DeFuniak Springs for their generous donation to our Centers!

Our ECCAC staff celebrated Halloween by dressing up as "Modern Day Princesses!" We hope all of you had a Happy Halloween!

Our ECCAC staff celebrated Halloween by dressing up as "Modern Day Princesses!" We hope all of you had a Happy Halloween!

Help POWER UP Hurricane Families!

We and the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center need your help!  We want to POWER UP Hurricane Families!


Safe Water for Walton has received a $10,000 gift and challenge grant from the New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and theBrees Dream Foundation. 


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.

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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. 

Please share with your friends and family. 


If you would like to donate, please click here. 

Merry Christmas!!! 

Isagenix delivers ten pallets of food nutrition for disaster relief to Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Food For Thought

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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.

For further information on either of the two non-profit organizations and how you might help, visit their websites at www.gulfcoastcac.org and www.fftfl.org.

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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.

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39th Annual Toys 4 Tots Ride on the Emerald Coast - Sunday, November 18

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.

The Emerald Coast Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) Chapter #3605, sponsored by Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, will be doing their 39th Annual Toys 4 Tots Motorcycle Run on Sunday, November 18. 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.

October 2018 Kudos and Check Presentations

We are so thankful for the Alys Beach 5K, which raised $15,000 for the ECCAC over Labor Day weekend! A big THANK YOU to all of the runners, volunteers, and organizers of this incredible race!

Thank you to Ana Silva and her family for donating to the ECCAC. Her husband, Rafael Silva, passed away in January and was one of our best volunteers and advocates. We miss him dearly!

We're feeling extra spooky at the ECCAC, thanks to The Premier Property Group! They donated candy for us to pass out to the children this Halloween!

The Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament was a huge success! We'd like to thank World of Beer, along with Destin Commons, for hosting such a wonderful, family friendly event.

We'd like to thank CRC Data Technology for their generous donation of supplies to the ECCAC!

A big thank you to the "Friends of Freeport"! They were our volunteer scorekeepers at the 3rd Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament!

Sell your gold jewelry while helping child abuse victims

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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 jimb4679@cox.net. Store hours are 10 am to 6 pm, every day except Sunday.