April Newsletter

April Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center April Newsletter
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.

There are approximately 1,100 cases of child sexual and physical abuse reported annually in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, an average of three a day. Despite those big numbers, nearly 2/3 of the actual needs to help child victims go unmet due to lack of reporting to authorities. It is estimated that for every one child ECCAC helps, there are two children out there who are not helped. 

If you see something, call 1-800-96-ABUSE.

How Can You Help? 
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH EVENTS
Show your support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month by participating in any or all of the following events...


Paint the Town Blue
For a $100 donation, you will have a yard sign and a blue front door wreath to display at your home or business, creating awareness in your community, while also benefiting ECCAC. Each package also includes a stuffed animal for a special child in your life.

Is your business already Painting the Town Blue? Please share the following post on your social media channels to help us spread the word, "{Insert company name, your name, etc.} is a proud supporter of the @Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center, which is why we are helping to Paint the Town Blue! For just a $100 donation, you will receive a yard sign and BLUE wreath to display at your home or place of business letting others know you stand against child abuse in support of the ECCAC and the over 1100 kids that came through their centers in 2016. http://bit.ly/PaintTheTownBlue2017"

Strand Against Abuse
 During the month of April, As You Like It Salon (323 Page Bacon Road in Mary Esther), will be providing blue hair extensions for ladies (and gentlemen). For only a $25 donation, or $35 for two blue hair extensions, you can wear your support proudly. As You Like It Salon is donating their time and the products for the extensions, so all money donated will benefit ECCAC. Make your appointment now by calling As You Like It Salon at 850.664.2954. It only takes a few minutes for the extension, so one will be in and out the door quickly while creating awareness for kids in our community.



McCafe for a Cause
For the entire month of April Costa Enterprises - McDonald's will host McCafe for a Cause, benefitting the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. Proceeds from their Monday coffee sales will be donated. Stop by any one of Costa's 21 locations for your morning cup of Joe and enjoy as a portion of the sales will benefit our mission.



Donate Your Dime
Did you know that Whole Foods Market gives 10 cents per bag to customers who re-use their own shopping bags for their purchased groceries? Starting on April 10th and going through July 2nd, Whole Foods Market by Destin Commons will be hosting the Donate Your Dime fundraiser for ECCAC. Every time you shop, Donate Your Dime and help a child in need!

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Weekend
Destin Charity Wine Auction is the #3 charity wine auctions in the US by Wine Spectator Magazine, raising over $13 million for children in need in northwest Florida. Next weekend is full of charitable events that we hope you can attend!

Patron Dinner - Friday, April 28 | 6 PM
Some of the most exquisite homes and restaurants on the Emerald Coast set the stage for the 2017 Patron Dinners. Each Patron Dinner will feature a nationally recognized chef paired with world-class celebrity vintners. Each dinner will benefit one of the 15 charities and allow a chance to see firsthand how your generosity is changing the lives of children in need within our community.

Reserve Tasting & Live Auction - Saturday, April 29 | 1 PM
The Reserve Tasting and Live Auction will be held under an air- conditioned tent at Sandestin Town Center's North Lawn within Grand Boulevard. It will feature distinctive wines from internationally acclaimed vintners, poured and paired with cuisine created by a selection of the area's top local restaurants. The Reserve Tasting is accompanied by a silent auction as well as an almost live auction featuring wine, autographed large format bottles, art and more. 

1:00 PM - Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction
3:00 PM - Live Auction
ATTIRE - Resort Casual

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival - Sunday, April 30 | 1 PM - 5 PM
Patrons are invited to enjoy even more wine at the 5th Annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival.  The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival also benefits our mission. Tickets to the festival are available for purchase at sowalwine.com

Volunteer Appreciation Kicks Off Monthly Tours
The week of April 24th is designated as Volunteer Appreciation Week and volunteers are a vital part of our organization. If you are a current volunteer or someone who has volunteered in the past, please stop by so we can thank you. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities, stop by and we will happily give you a tour and all the info on how to be a part of our team. Volunteers are always needed to staff our front desk as well as assist with all events. In addition, we will kick off monthly tours of our centers. Starting in April, we will set aside one day each month at each center to provide tours and info for anyone that wants to stop by. No appointment necessary, just come by to see the center, ask questions, learn about volunteering or drop off a donation. Tours will take place from 10a.m. to 2p.m. the last Tuesday of every month in DeFuniak Springs and the last Thursday of every month in Niceville.
Volunteer Appreciation Day and tours will kick off April 25 in DeFuniak Springs and April 27 in Niceville. No need to R.s.vp. just stop in and allow us to show our appreciation. 

April Eating for Advocacy
Trebeaché will generously donate 10% of their sales to ECCAC on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a day to enjoy a delicious brunch. Many call the restaurant the "Best Brunch on 30A" with live music, an enticing menu, and seasonal Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials.



Stubbs Ortho Paddle Board Giveaway
We are so thankful to have Stubbs Ortho as a community partner. Last year Stubbs Ortho hosted a giveaway to benefit the ECCAC, and they are doing another one this year! Beginning May 1 - June 30, you have the chance to win a beautiful paddle board. Follow along on Facebook for giveaway announcements. 

  Cocktails and Camo Gala
Due to numerous scheduling conflicts, we are rescheduling the gala to the Fall, date still yet to be determined. With so many great charities and events in the area, we felt moving would be best so as not to conflict with others. Watch for more details coming soon! It's going to be an event you will not want to miss!

The ECCAC has a number of volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below or have questions, please email Chelsea@ECCAC.org or call (850) 833-9237 ext. 256.

Pressure Washing the Niceville Center
Volunteers needed to assist on Saturday April 22 . Thinking it will take most of the day to complete, we are looking for people to fill shifts from 8-12pm and 12-4pm. All supplies will be provided.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Weekend
Silent Auction Set Up on  Friday, April 28th  from 2pm - 6pm.

We are looking for 1 volunteer to be a server at the Patron Dinner on Friday, April 28 from 5:30-9:30pm. This volunteer will be helping serve food, clean dishes, and help with whatever is needed throughout the evening.

Event Flooring Set Up on  Saturday, April 29 from 9am - TILL. 

Live Auction Servers on  Saturday, April 29th from 2pm - 7pm.
 
Silent Auction Breakdown on  Saturday, April 29th from 5pm - 9pm.

Event Flooring Breakdown on Sunday, April 30th from 9am - 12pm.
*Anyone who volunteers will get one free ticket to the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival on Sunday, April 30th.

16th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Training Conference 
at Warrior Hall in Crestview, FL.

3 volunteers needed to help set up and assist with breakfast on 
May 3rd from 7am - 11am.

3 volunteers needed to help with set up and assist with breakfast on 
May 4th from 7am - 11am.

3 volunteers needed to help set up and serve lunch on 
May 4th from 11 am - 2pm.
*Anyone who volunteers will get to stay and attend the conference for free.
Emerald Coast HOG Poker Run - Saturday May 6
Volunteers needed to assist with staffing stops along the route.
830-11am  Harley Davidson Dealership in FWB
11-230pm   HelenBack in Niceville

Green Thumbs Needed
Our DeFuniak Springs location is in need of volunteers to assist with our garden area. Volunteers are needed to to weed, trim and plant azaleas.

The ECCAC is now looking for donations of the following items...

Gas Cards: We are currently seeking donors to contribute $10 and $20 gas cards for our clients who cannot afford to come back and forth to therapy. We have services available to help kids and their families through this traumatic time, but sometimes they need a little support to get to us.
Annual Training Conference: This two day conference is coordinated by ECCAC and there are a few things needed to help make it a success. Pipe cleaners, 4 white coffee mugs, color pencils and 10 blue gift bags.

Special thanks to Jenn and Brent Auriemma for donating and installing a MUCH NEEDED new dishwasher at our Niceville center. Now dishes only need washed one time! Thanks Jen and Brent!

Thank you to Freeport Middle School AVID's for hosting Donuts for Donations on Friday, April 7.


Members of the International Wood Collectors Society donated toys and the Emerald Coast Woodturners helped assemble them and brought them to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center at the end of last this month. Mr. Harry Wheeler was the member instrumental in putting this together. If you are interested in getting involved with this handy group, they  meet on the second Saturday in Freeport at the Community Center coming from 9am to 12pm.


Sandestin Wine Festival
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March Newsletter

March Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center March Newsletter
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month is the month of April. This is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. That is the 24/7 job of the multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers at Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Centers (ECCAC) in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.  ECCAC is a part of the National Children's Advocacy Center non-profit organization. There are 777 Centers across the country, with 27 of them located in Florida. In ECCAC's 16-year history, over 11,000 children have received more than 43,000 services at no cost to include mental health therapy, crisis intervention, referrals to other community providers, interviews and medicals. This newsletter is focused on prevention and has many opportunities for you to show your support. 

Did You Know? 
There are approximately 1,100 cases of child sexual and physical abuse reported annually in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, an average of three a day. Despite those big numbers, nearly 2/3 of the actual needs to help child victims go unmet due to lack of reporting to authorities. It is estimated that for every one child ECCAC helps, there are two children out there who are not helped.

How Can You Help? 
March Eating for Advocacy
Panera Bread on Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview will be hosting  a Fund Raising Night on March 29. From 4 to 8 p.m., the restaurant will donate a portion of their proceeds to the ECCAC Diners must bring a hard copy, or show an electronic version of Panera Bread's flyer which can be found HERE.
Check out next month's newsletter for the April Eating for Advocacy partner.


ChiChi Miguel
The ChiChi Miguel Throwdown weekend will kick off Thursday, March 30 at Burnt Pine Golf Club inside the gates of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, with the  Wine Walkabout, presented by Justin Gaffrey's Curate. From 6-9 p.m. guests are invited to enjoy wines from a variety of wineries including: Casa Piena Vineyards, Ellman Family Vineyards, Frias Family Vineyards, Harumph Wines, Hill Family Estate, Riverain Vineyards and Thompson 31Fifty Wines. This fabulous event is chaired by the equally fabulous - Ann & Jim Barri. Purchase tickets here.
 

 
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH EVENTS
Show your support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month by participating in any or all of the following events...


Paint the Town Blue
For a $100 donation, you will have a yard sign and a blue front door wreath to display at your home or business, creating awareness in your community, while also benefiting ECCAC. Each package also includes a stuffed animal for a special child in your life.


Strand Against Abuse
 During the month of April, As You Like It Salon (323 Page Bacon Road in Mary Esther), will be providing blue hair extensions for ladies (and gentlemen). For only a $25 donation, or $35 for two blue hair extensions, you can wear your support proudly. As You Like It Salon is donating their time and the products for the extensions, so all money donated will benefit ECCAC. Make your appointment now by calling As You Like It Salon at 850.664.2954. It only takes a few minutes for the extension, so one will be in and out the door quickly while creating awareness for kids in our community.


Child Abuse Prevention T-Shirts
Order your Child Abuse Prevention Month T-Shirt TODAY! Cost is $15 and can be picked up at either the Niceville Center or DeFuniak Springs location.  Last day to order is March 24.


McCafe for a Cause
For the entire month of April Costa Enterprises - McDonald's will host McCafe for a Cause, benefitting the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. Stop by any one of Costa's 21 locations for your morning cup of Joe and enjoy as a portion of the sales will benefit our mission.

Proclamation Day
Please join us, as well as our partners (Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney's Office, Local Law Enforcement Agencies), on April 5 in Niceville or April 7 in DeFuniak Springs as we join local officials proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each day's event begins at 8:00 a.m. and snacks will be provided. Stop by to check out our center, take a tour and/or hear about volunteer opportunities and needs. R.s.v.p. to Chelsea@eccac.org 


Donate Your Dime
Did you know that Whole Foods Market gives 10 cents per bag to customers who re-use their own shopping bags for their purchased groceries? Starting on April 10th and going through July 2nd, Whole Foods Market by Destin Commons will be hosting the Donate Your Dime fundraiser for ECCAC. Every time you shop, Donate Your Dime and help a child in need! Visit our ECCAC table on April 10th from 4-7pm, mention you saw our newsletter and you will receive a complimentary ECCAC blue reusable bag. (Available to the first 50 people.)

Volunteer Appreciation Kicks Off Monthly Tours
The week of April 24th is designated as Volunteer Appreciation Week and volunteers are a vital part of our organization. If you are a current volunteer or someone who has volunteered in the past, please stop by so we can thank you. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities, stop by and we will happily give you a tour and all the info on how to be a part of our team. Volunteers are always needed to staff our front desk as well as assist with all events. In addition, we will kick off monthly tours of our centers. Starting in April, we will set aside one day each month at each center to provide tours and info for anyone that wants to stop by. No appointment necessary, just come by to see the center, ask questions, learn about volunteering or drop off a donation. Tours will take place from 10a.m. to 2p.m. the last Tuesday of every month in DeFuniak Springs and the last Thursday of every month in Niceville.
Volunteer Appreciation Day and tours will kick off April 25 in DeFuniak Springs and April 27 in Niceville. No need to R.s.vp. just stop in and allow us to show our appreciation. 
 

Donuts for Donations
Freeport Middle School AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination,  is sponsoring Donuts for Donations benefitting ECCAC on Friday, April 7.  The ECCAC will be on location with AVID students in the Freeport Middle School parking lot from 7:15am-12:25pm.  Students will be giving a donut to everyone who brings a donation for the ECCAC.  
 
 
 

Held in memory of Kieran May, the annual gala will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. For this year only, the gala will be held in May and the memorial golf tournament later in the year, September 10, at Kelly Plantation. Mark your calendars now, and get your ticketsMore details coming soon.



The ECCAC has a number of volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below or have questions, please email Chelsea@ECCAC.org or call (850) 833-9237 ext. 256.

Chi Chi Miquel Weekend
March 29 Churchill Oaks in Inlet Beach
 3 v olunteers needed to stuff golf goodie bags from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
March 31 Burnt Pine Golf Course in Destin
4 hole spotters needed for each shift: 7:30-11 am and 10:30-2 pm
4 Volunteers per shift to pour wine on course: 7:30-11am & 10:30-2pm
April 1 Churchill Oaks in Inlet Beach
3 volunteers per shift for set up: 9-12pm & 12-3pm
3 volunteers per shift for event assistance: 2-6pm & 5-9pm
April 2 Churchill Oaks in Inlet Beach
2 volunteers needed to assist with break down from 8-12pm

Niceville Center
March 27 volunteers needed  to assist in reorganizing the conference room  from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  April 4  volunteers needed  at our Niceville location to make goodies for our law enforcement officers from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
April 5 Volunteers needed to stuff Easter baskets between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
April 17 volunteers are needed to assist in reorganizing our kitchen from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 18 & 19 Volunteers needed to assist with last minute preparations for our Cocktails and Camo Gala.

Pierce Family Center, DeFuniak Springs
April 6  4 volunteers needed to assist in making goodies for our law enforcement officers from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

We Love Our Volunteers!
We hope you know how much you are appreciated, but stop by our center from 10a.m. until 2p.m. on one of the following days and let us show you!
April 25th - DeFuniak Springs
April 27th - Niceville

Not a volunteer? Stop by anyway and let us give you a tour and show you how you can become part of our team.




The ECCAC is now looking for donations of the following items...

Full Size Candy Bars: Since we work directly with law enforcement, we like to give back to our men and women in uniform. We will be collecting full size candy bars to give to them to show appreciation. Donations being accepted through April 3rd.

Grant Writer: Are you experienced at finding and writing grants? If so, we would like to talk to you. Please contact Kim at 850-833-9237 x283.

Niceville Center Needs: As our first location, our Niceville center is in need of a number of new equipment and maintenance items including a d ishwasher, AC unit, concrete water stops and someone to trim the trees. Please contact Kim at 850-833-9237 x283 if you are able to assist with any of these items.

Auction Items: If you have any amazing auction items that could be beneficial for our Cocktails and Camo Gala, please contact Kim at 850-833-9237 x283. We are currently looking for a fishing trip and hunting trip to auction off as well as wine for the wine pull.

Easter Baskets: In an effort to make the children who visit our centers smile, our staff is creating holiday themed baskets. We are currently looking for candy, small toys, baskets and grass. We do not believe these children should go without because of their circumstances. Donations being accepted through April 3rd.

Handy-person: We are looking for someone to come in a few hours a month to assist with basic repair and upkeep. Most time will be spent at our Niceville center, but there will be some needs in DeFuniak Springs. 
Please contact Kim at 850-833-9237 x283.
Big thanks to our snowbird handy-people, Charlotte Hefner and Larry Gardner. They spent a week at the center doing all the odd jobs that needed done. He is the artist of the following poem...
 



Thanks to Cathy and Terry Jones of Compass Builders for their donation in honor of Roland Short . These funds were put to immediate use as we were able to have all our screens replaced in the Niceville Center. Now we no longer have birds sneaking in when we open a window.

We love Law Enforcement!
Love was in the air for our law enforcement thanks to these Valentine's Day goodies.
Captain Hawkins, Valparaiso PD
Dispatcher Tiffany, Niceville PD


Sandestin Wine Festival
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February 2017 Newsletter

Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center February Newsletter
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The State Attorney's Office is one of the many organizations that partner with the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center and have personnel in both the Niceville and DeFuniak Springs centers.  With a staff of four, these individuals are responsible for prosecuting all crimes against children in both Okaloosa and Walton counties. Having their office in the Centers, enables them to stay close to the cases and the people involved. Meetings are held in the Centers to bring all organizations together as a case progresses. This allows the attorneys to just walk down the hall to get a question answered, or clarification on a case. 

In the past four months, their conviction rate has been 100%. A big thanks goes out to this team! They see and hear a lot of bad stuff every day, but they keep coming back and putting the bad people away!
 
The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center will be participating in a number of events and fundraisers during the month of April. As April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, this is a pivotal time for us to spread our message and share ways the community can help!

Reserve your package now and help us
PAINT THE TOWN BLUE
for the entire month of April!
For just a $100 donation, you will receive a yard sign and BLUE wreath to display at your home or place of business letting others know you stand against child abuse in support of the ECCAC and the over 1100 kids that came through our centers in 2016. Each package also includes a stuffed animal for you to share with a special child in your life. All packages will be delivered the week of March 27, so you can be ready to PAINT THE TOWN BLUE starting April 1st.
Please stay tuned for other upcoming April events in the coming weeks.  




NOTICE DATE CHANGE!
Held in memory of Kieran May, the annual gala will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. For this year only, the gala will be held in May and the memorial golf tournament later in the year, September 10, at Kelly Plantation. More details coming soon.
 

Join the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center on Monday, July 3, 2017, for the 7th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival. As part of this year's unique twist, area charities are partnering with community businesses to compete for BEST BBQ and other prizes. Your votes help ECCAC win so mark your calendars now and make plans to attend.

  We are so grateful to be partnering with BrightView as our BBQ TEAM. The winning BBQ team for 3 years in a row, we hope to help them win back the trophy in 2017.


This two hour training gives you proactive steps to protect children. Ending sexual abuse takes a community effort. If you or your organization/business work or volunteer with children, this free training is available to you. Darkness to Light is a national nonprofit organization committed to empowering people to prevent child sexual abuse.  Guided by their vision, Darkness to Light aims to create a world for children where child sexual abuse does not exist. For more information, or to schedule the training, contact Jennifer Clark at Jennifer@eccac.org or 850-833-9237 x 250.


The ECCAC has a number of volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below or have questions, please email Chelsea@ECCAC.org or call (850) 833-9237 ext. 256.

March 31 Chi Chi Miguel Golf Tournament
As a beneficiary of the 2017 ChiChi Miguel Golf Tournament, presented by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center is looking for volunteers to assist with various needs the week leading up to and on the day of the Golf Invitational.

  
April 28 - 30 Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
As a beneficiary  of the work of the 2017 Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center is seeking volunteers to help with shifts throughout the weekend. Please keep an eye out for more information to come.

May 20 Cocktails & Camo Gala
Held in memory of Kieran May, the annual gala will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. For this year only, the gala will be held in May and the memorial golf tournament later in the year, September 10, at Kelly Plantation. Mark your calendars to assist with these great events, as they are our largest of the year and could not be held without fabulous volunteers. Volunteers currently needed to assist with the auction committee. If you can help us collect donations, or are great at making baskets, please contact us!


The ECCAC is now looking for donations of the following items...

Holiday Treats Help us give our clients a sweet treat. Individually packaged St. Patrick's Day and Easter candy may be dropped off at either our Niceville or DeFuniak Springs location.

Easter Baskets The ECCAC is seeking donations of Easter baskets and little goodies to hand out to our clients who visit the center.  Donations may be dropped off at either our Niceville or DeFuniak Springs location.



Sponsorships and Donations needed
So many of our fabulous donors generously gave to The Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center building campaign in the last couple years, that we are close to having it paid off. THANK YOU! This is a great accomplishment, but now we need to get back to raising funds for operating both centers. Since many donations that would have normally gone to operations were designated to the building fund, we are now in need of donations to help with operations. If you are interested/able to help with any of the following sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kim@eccac.org or 850-833-9237 x283 for more information.
 
Screens The Niceville center is in desperate need of new screens for all the windows. Many are torn, rotted or gone altogether. We have a handyman who is willing to donate his time to replace them all, but we need $500 to purchase all the needed supplies. One donor for that amount or two donors willing to give $250, will help us make it happen. Contact Kim or make your donation online. A little fresh air flowing through the windows this spring would be great!

Staff Surprises Not only does ECCAC do all they can to help child victims of abuse, we do our best to take care of all the folks that help these kids through their journey to healing. These folks see a lot of bad stuff on a daily basis, so if we can bring a little sunshine to their day, that's what we want to do. We are currently looking for individuals/organizations to provide meals at each of our centers for the wonderful staff. Meals can be as simple as dropping off pizza, or can be prepared in our kitchens. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is needed monthly at both centers. Not only does this bring a smile to the adults in the building, any families or children there at the same time are always welcome to join in, or take a plate home. Can't provide the meal but still want to help? Sponsorships are available for $100/month per center.

 "Juiced" Sponsor Donors are needed to provide funds for the juice we give out to each child that comes through our doors. You can adopt one center or both, for a month or longer. Sponsorships are $250 per center per month and your name will be posted in our kitchen for the month of your sponsorship.


Cocktails & Camo Gala Sponsorship We are currently seeking sponsorships and auction items for the 17th annual Kieran May Memorial Golf and Gala event. Coming up fast, the gala and auction will be held at the Sandestin Hilton on May 20. For the 1st time, the golf tournament will be moved to the fall, scheduled for Sept 10 at Kelly Plantation. The separation of these events is for 2017 only and provides a unique opportunity for sponsors. Instead of being promoted during one time of the year, businesses will be highlighted from now until September. Sponsorships range from $15,000 to $100, so there is something for everyone. Contact  Kim@eccac.org  or 850-833-9237 x283 to find out how you can be a part of our largest fundraising event. Commit to a sponsorship and pay by March 31 and receive a 10% discount.


Upcoming Event Sponsorships We have a number of other opportunities slated for 2017 that you can be a part of. Contact Kim for more information on the following.  
July 12 & 13: Northwest Florida Daily News Jr. Golf Tournament
September 7: Wiggin' Out For A Cause at Grand Boulevard
October 1: Destin Commons 2nd Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament
 






A big thank you to the staff and clients at Zook Chiropractic for raising $1,655 for the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center.










Thanks to Frank Flautt and the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, our Niceville Center received two new flat screen televisions. These TVs are used daily when kids are undergoing interviews. They enable the kids to only tell their story one time while all the people that need to see and hear it are behind 1 way glass observing and watching. Tapes from these interviews can be used in court, so they need to be the best quality we can provide. 

We are so thankful for LuLu's Destin for kicking off our first Eating for Advocacy at the end of last month. LuLu's donated 10% of their proceeds back to our centers. If you know of an area restaurant that would be interested in hosting a future Eating for Advocacy, please contact Kim Henderson at 850-833-9237 x283 or email Kim@ECCAC.org.

Sandestin Wine Festival
February FRESH BAKED sponsor

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