May 2019 Advocacy Alert

  • In remembrance of one of our beloved therapy dogs, Tiny

  • Front Desk & Event Volunteer Opportunities

  • Our needs

  • Amazon Smile

  • Kudos

  • Destin Wine Charity Patron Dinner and Auction Weekend

  • Volunteer Appreciation Week from April

  • Key Contributor Reception

  • New Members

September 2018 Advocacy Alert

This month, get to know the creator of our annual Wiggin' Out For A Cause event: Velia Lala!  From Louisiana, Lala permanently moved to this area in 2011. With a background in sales and management, Lala is now the artist/owner of Velia Lala Art & Design based in Shalimar. She knew that moving here would lead her to her first love - art. Growing up, she did not always have the easiest childhood and art was her way to escape the negative and find a happy place. Lala often donates her art to area charities.

August 2018 Advocacy Alert

Jim Jaquess was elected to the ECCAC Board in 2016.  He is a Director of the Northwest Florida State College Institute for Senior Professionals, has served as a Director of USA Water Ski, a member organization of the USOC for 25 years, and is a Director of the Walton County Taxpayers Association.  He is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the State of Kentucky in 2015.

July 2018 Advocacy Alert

Meet Tammy Pierce, Our New Board President! Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Tammy relocated to Destin in 2005 with her daughter Caitlin to continue her career in a family business specializing in manufactured housing for FEMA. Jim and Tammy married in 2009 and now live in Miramar Beach.

Introduced to the effects of child abuse when she and Jim married, together they lead the charge to make the world a safer place for our children. Donors for the Walton County location, the Center is named for the Pierce's contribution.  "We pray our gift will impact the lives of the children served by ECCAC each day." Tammy joined the Board in 2015.

June 2018 Advocacy Alert

Meet Artie! Artie Rodriguez, a native of Northwest Florida his whole life, recently joined the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center (ECCAC) board of directors.

Rodriguez has over 18 years of Walton County government experience. He is currently the Director of Administration with the Walton County Tax Collector's Office. Previously, he served the citizens as a law enforcement officer with the Walton County Sheriff's Department. He is a Certified Police Applicant Background Investigator and a 2014 graduate of the Certified Public Manager's Course offered through the Center for Public Management at Florida State University. Rodriguez is also a Certified Forensic Polygraphist through the Academy of Polygraph Science, which he studied under Dr. Richard R. Poe.

He is a recipient of the Law Enforcement Purple Heart from the American Police Hall of Fame. He was injured in the line of duty after being struck by a drunk driver back in 2002. Since then, Rodriguez has presented numerous speaking engagements at several Walton County schools to students and staff regarding the effects of driving under the influence and how it can affect someone's life. Rodriguez is also a mentor for I Take Stock in Children and on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Walton and Okaloosa counties. 

May 2018 Advocacy Alert

Captain Eric Aden, with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, recently joined the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center's (ECCAC) board of directors. Born on Eglin AFB, Aden is the son of an aerospace engineer, pilot and teacher. He has lived in Shalimar his entire life with the exception of attending Florida State University where he graduated with a BS in Criminology. Joining the Okaloosa Sheriff's Office in 1995, Aden has served as a patrolman, resource officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and now as captain. Part of his duties include overseeing the Posse, part-time Reserve Deputies, the Watch/Patrol Commanders and the three airports in Okaloosa County.

April 2018 Advocacy Alert

Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month? Every year, Child Abuse Prevention Month brings to light the fact that many do not realize the  peril our children can experience and have to deal with right here in Northwest Florida. 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.  Enter the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. They provide services for young child abuse  victims and their families in a child-friendly environment.  There are two centers, one in Niceville in Okaloosa County, and the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in  DeFuniak Springs in Walton County. It is estimated that for every  one child ECCAC helps, there are two children out there who are not helped.

March 2018 Advocacy Alert

Get to know Alan Wood, a member of the ECCAC Board! A career banker with 35 years in the industry, Alan has been the Florida President for CCB Community Bank since 2009. He is a big believer that bankers should be active in the communities that we serve. Alan has been a board member with the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center since 2011. During his time on the board, he has served as finance chair, treasurer, past Chairman, along with serving as the Chair of the Kieran May Memorial Golf and Gala, alongside his wife Tracy. 

February 2018 Advocacy Alert

It was with much sadness that we had to say goodbye to our fearless COO,  Pat Franklin, at the end of 2017.  Pat touched just about every aspect of the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. From making sure victims received the care they deserved, to managing repairs in both Centers (she is now an AC technician ), and making sure our staff was cared for, she  did it all with a smile, and a very calming presence. We will miss her tremendously and wish her luck as she continues her career in Tallahassee with DCF.

January 2018 Advocacy Alert

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The ECCAC is saddened and heartbroken to have the life of a most valuable and exceptional volunteer, lost. Rafael Silva (pictured with his wife Ana Silva) was very passionate about the ECCAC and always went above and beyond for us. He leaves behind his wife and two precious daughters, Noemi and Eliana Silva.
Rafael was the Warehouse Ops Superintendent, Part of the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron in the United States Air Force. He was deployed to South Korea where he passed away on January 7, 2018.
The family is asking that instead of people sending flowers, that they make a donation instead to the ECCAC. To donate in Rafael's memory, please click HERE.



Did you know? The yearly cost for one therapy dog is $1,000. 
To learn more and get involved, please go online to:

We  cordially invite you to an   ECCAC Appreciation Party It will be held Thursday, February 1  from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood.  Please come out and enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres, provided by the wonderful people at Seagar's, and allow us to show our appreciation. Because we are a charitable organization, we rely on the generosity of kind individuals and businesses who want to support abused and neglected children in our community.  On behalf of these children, and their families, THANK YOU, and we hope to see you on the 1st.  Please share this invitation with any folks you would like to bring along to learn more about the ECCAC, including your significant other.  We are limited on the number of attendees so please  R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, January 29 th  at 5pm by emailing  Kim@eccac.org  or calling (850) 833-9237 ext 283. 



Zook Chiropractic 

Our friends at Zook Chiropractic are continuing to give back to the ECCAC in 2018! 
 New Patient Specials range from $30 to $60, and patients are encouraged to donate to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center! To make your appointment, please call 
 Zook Chiropractic at (850) 678-4155.


The community is invited to join us on Thursday, January 18 for Eating for Advocacy at Panera Bread in Niceville, Florida, with proceeds benefitting the ECCAC! Bring this flyer or show an electric version to the cashier when you place your order at  Panera Bread  and they will generously donate a portion of their sales to our organization from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dine out for a cause with us!

January is a month for dining out, because  LuLu's Destin is also hosting  Eating for Advocacy on Tuesday, January 30! All day,  LuLu's Destin will be giving back 10% of their food and beverage sales to the ECCAC, so dine out for a cause with us! 




  South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival presents the 2018 Tasting of Champions on Friday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m  .to 8:00 p.m.!  The Tasting of Champions is the early preview to the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival in April. Sample from the 500+ wine entries, including newly named medal winners in more than 70 categories and gourmet food stations. Invite your friends and be the first to pamper your palettes! Proceeds from this event benefit the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. To purchase your tickets, please click here!
 


We're teeing up for the annual Kieran May Memorial Weekend! The weekend will kick off with a Celebration Evening on Friday, March 9 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Then, on Sunday, March 11, the Golf Tournament will take place at Kelly Plantation. This year, we are thankful for the incredible sponsors who have already stepped up: Jim & Tammy Pierce, Coastal Accounting, Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates with Merrill Lynch, and My Vacation Haven. 


Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown

Save the date! The Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Chi Chi Miguel Weekend will be 
  Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7! The weekend kicks off on Thursday, April 5 with the Wine Walkabout, sponsored by Curate. On Friday, April 6 the 
Golf Tournament will tee off, with presenting sponsor Seagar's, and the Sip N Shop will take place, sponsored by Silver Sands Premium Outlets. And, finish the weekend on Saturday, April 7 with the Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ, sponsored by Isagenix! We are excited to be a part of this fantastic event again, and can't wait to share more details with you! 

 
 
  
Tour Our Centers
 
We invite you to tour our Centers!  Tours will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30 in DeFuniak Springs and  Thursday, January 25 in Niceville. If you can't make either, please contact Kim (850-833-9237 x283) or Chelsea (x256) for a private tour.


Front Desk  v olunteers are currently needed at both of our Centers! In DeFuniak Springs, weekly and on-call volunteer shifts are available. At our Niceville Center, weekly volunteers are needed from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help pour wine during 

If you are interested in any of the opportunities above or have questions, please email Chelsea@ECCAC.org or call (850) 833-9237 ext. 256.

Law Enforcement Gifts

The ECCAC is accepting donations for our Law Enforcement Gifts. We are collecting bags of chips and medium-sized baskets, which we will give to Law Enforcement along with a tag that reads: "We think you are all that and a bag of chips!" 

Donations can be dropped at either of our Centers!

Furniture For Sale
We are doing some spring cleaning to start off the year and have some furniture available for a small donation of $10 per chair and $50 for the desk. There are 5 rolling office chairs available in various colors, including black, purple and green. There are 2 black fabric chairs and 1 desk. You must be able to pick up your items at the Niceville Center.





 
 



  
Thank you to everyone that participated in our Adopt A Family program. Your donations provided a Christmas to 212 children, plus an additional 232 children who were shopped for in our toy room by caseworkers and law enforcement. On top of that, over 125 kids attended our client Christmas parties. Thank you to Silver Sands Premium Outlets for providing reusable bags for the kids to tote home their goodies in. 
 
 

A big thank you goes out the Baytowne Beer Fest who donated $3000 to our Centers! ECCAC is so grateful for their support and their donation will help so many kids in our community.



Restaurant Paradis raised $800 for the ECCAC at their 3rd Annual Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner last month!  We are so grateful for their generous donation, and for their continued support of our Centers!


We would like to thank Clotilde Abrams and her class at Eglin School Age Care for making and donating scarves and hats to the ECCAC! It warms our hearts seeing children helping other children in need! 

We had a great time Freezin' for a Reason at the 2018 Penguin Plunge 'N Paddle, hosted by Juana's Pagodas and Sailors' Grill! $6,428 was raised at this annual event with over 400 people attending from 14 different states, and the ECCAC is so thankful to be a beneficiary! 



A big thanks to Bonnie Tierney and all the elves of the Girl Scout Troop 748! These ladies dropped these decorated canvas bags filled with a handmade blanket, stuffed animal, game and a book for our kids!


We would like to thank everyone who donated and supported the 
3rd Annual ECCAC Telethon with 30A Television! It was another incredibly successful event, and raised $4700 to help our kids. We would like to thank our amazing sponsors, including: 30A Television, AJ's Grayton Beach, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy, Kiwanis Club, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and St. Joe Community Foundation! To re-watch the Telethon, please click HERE





Sandestin Wine Festival
January FRESH BAKED sponsor
 
CFC # 28846

Niceville Loc-N-Stor


Israel Williams of Ziic Outdoors, LLC. 
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To be a part of our team of ANGELS, contact Kim at  kim@eccac.org or 850-83-9237x283. Donations can also be made online at  www.ECCAC.org. With your donation, we will send a card designed by local children on your behalf to those you are honoring. 
Did you know? The average cost to serve one child is $1,600. 
To learn more and get involved, please go online to:

 
Penguin Plunge 'N Paddle

Start 2018 off right with the Penguin Plunge 'N Paddle at Juana's Pagodas and Sailors' Grill! On Monday, January 1 take the plunge with us at 12:00 p.m. and get freezin' for a reason! The day will start with a Paddle Board Adventure Course, followed by the plunge. The day will also feature live music by Stevie Hall, a raffle, silent auction, and more. All proceeds from this plunge will benefit the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center and the Santa Rosa Kids' House! To purchase your tickets, please click here

Feel great this holiday season, with help from our friends at Zook Chiropractic! New Patient Specials range from $30 to $60, and patients are encouraged to donate to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center! To make your appointment, please call 
 Zook Chiropractic at (850) 678-4155.


The community is invited to join us on Thursday, January 18 for Eating for Advocacy at Panera Bread in Niceville, Florida, with proceeds benefitting the ECCAC! Bring this flyer or show an electric version to the cashier when you place your order at  Panera Bread  and they will generously donate a portion of their sales to our organization from 4 p.m. to
 8 p.m. Dine out for a cause with us!
Mark your calendars for our next Eating for Advocacy Night, Jan 30 at Lulu's Destin. More info in the January newsletter.


  South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival presents the 2018 Tasting of Champions on Friday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m .to 8:00 p.m.!  The Tasting of Champions is the early preview to the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival in April. Sample from the 500+ wine entries, including newly named medal winners in more than 70 categories and gourmet food stations. Invite your friends and be the first to pamper your palettes! Proceeds from this event benefit the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. To purchase your tickets, please click here!
 


We're teeing up for the annual Kieran May Memorial Weekend! The weekend will kick off with a Celebration Evening on Friday, March 9 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Then, on Sunday, March 11, the Golf Tournament will take place at Kelly Plantation. This year, we are thankful for the incredible sponsors who have already stepped up: Jim & Tammy Pierce, Coastal Accounting, Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates with Merrill Lynch, and My Vacation Haven. 


Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown

Save the date! The Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Chi Chi Miguel Weekend will be 
  Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7! We are excited to be a part of this fantastic event again, and can't wait to share more details with you! 



Front Desk  v olunteers are currently needed at our DeFuniak Springs Center! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea!

If you are interested in any of the opportunities above or have questions, please email Chelsea@ECCAC.org or call (850) 833-9237 ext. 256.

The ECCAC is looking for donations of the following items. If you have an item to donate, please drop it off at one of our Centers!

GARBAGE DISPOSAL UNIT
The ECCAC is in need of a garbage disposal unit in our Niceville Center. 

BOTTLED WATER
The ECCAC is always accepting donations of bottled water at both of our Centers!

JUICE BOXES 
The ECCAC is always accepting donations of juice boxes at both of our Centers!

INDIVIDUAL WRAPPED SNACKS  
The ECCAC is always accepting donations of individually wrapped snacks at both of our Centers!

A big thank you to volunteers from the  Pre-Professional Educators Association (PEA) group from NorthWest Florida State College  for helping to decorate  the Niceville center for Christmas!


Congratulations to our Playhouse winner: Diana Chinchilla! We hope that you enjoy this beautiful house this holiday season! And, we are so grateful for the incredible sponsors who helped make this Playhouse: 


A big thanks to Sheila Boutwell and all the elves at the Okaloosa Tax Collectors Office for collecting 175 new pj's for our kids to receive this Christmas. 


The 38th Annual Toys 4 Tots Ride raised over $7,800 in cash and $500 in gift cards for the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis, Inc.! Thank you to all who volunteered, sponsored, and rode in this annual event!


We had the cutest little elf at the Parade of Elves at Seascape Towne Center! Congratulations to Diana Rose Rodriguez, the winner of the Elf Contest! 


We would like to thank everyone who donated and supported the 
3rd Annual ECCAC Telethon with 30A Television! It was another incredibly successful event, and raised $4700 to help our kids. We would like to thank our amazing sponsors, including: 30A Television, AJ's Grayton Beach, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy, Kiwanis Club, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and St. Joe Community Foundation!

The Village of Baytowne Wharf's annual Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights was SOLD OUT this year, and the ECCAC got to be a part of it! We'd like to than The Village of Baytowne Wharf for letting us volunteer, and we look forward to another successful event in 2018.


T hank you to Annie and Chuck Ward and Ernest Nettles of the Emerald Coast Woodturning Guild. They made and donated these adorable wooden toys for our kids!


We were pleased to give Frost Jones, Tracey Tapp and Anna Finley of the Okaloosa Democratic Executive Committee a tour of our facilities, and appreciated their generous donation! 


Sandestin Wine Festival
October FRESH BAKED sponsor

CFC # 28846

Niceville Loc-N-Stor


Israel Williams of Ziic Outdoors, LLC. 
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Meet Tom Cooper, the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center!

Tom was officially introduced to the ECCAC in 2007 when he toured the facility and met Mark Lunsford, the father of 2005 child murder victim Jessica Lunsford. At the time, Tom was running for Walton County Sheriff. Although Tom lost the race to current Sheriff Mike Adkinson, his path with the Center would cross again.
 
In 2013, Sheriff Adkinson brought Tom and Julie together again in an effort to bring a Center to Walton County, and the vision of what is now the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs was born. Tom served as Chairman of the Committee to bring the Center to life.
 
Tom formally joined the ECCAC Board of Directors in 2013 and currently holds the seat of Vice President. He is a criminal justice graduate of Miami Dade College and the Southeast Florida Institute of Criminal Justice and previously enjoyed a successful career in law enforcement both full and part time with Walton and Marion County Sheriff's Department and Fort Walton Beach Police Department. He is currently the Executive Director of the homeowners association at Sandestin, a position that he has held for 18 years.
 
In his off time, Tom enjoys travel, scuba diving, and anything involving his family, particularly his grandkids Tynleigh and Kiptyn.

Thank you Tom for your selfless commitment to ECCAC!




Playhouse Raffle





The Playhouse raffle has been EXTENDED and the drawing will be held on  Tuesday,  November 21

Raffle tickets are available for purchase now {1 for $10 or 12 for $100}with proceeds benefitting the ECCAC. You can purchase tickets  online or  by calling the ECCAC office at (850) 833-9237  or by visiting the LAH Real Estate office at 
3648 West County Highway 30A. 

Festival of Trees
 
 
 
Held annually in the Grand Park, this event showcases uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non profits. The trees debut Tuesday, November 21 and remain in the park through Christmas. Come out and vote for the ECCAC tree and help us win a donation as People's Choice winner! Trees are judged November 21, and voting for People's Choice takes place that day from 4-6pm. Awards are given out immediately after. Please come out and vote and show your support! 

30A TV will air the 3rd Annual ECCAC Telethon, broadcasting LIVE on November 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at AJ's Grayton BeachLuke Langford and Redd will be hosting the telethon, which will feature interviews with locals, entertainment, silent auction,  information about ECCAC, and how you can make a difference. ECCAC's board of directors will be on hand answering phones and taking donations. Come out and order from the menu, with AJ's donating back a 10% of the proceeds from the evening, or purchase a wristband to enjoy the appetizer bar with one free beverage. 
Appetizer Bar includes:
Shrimp Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
Tuna Dip with assorted crackers
Firecracker Shrimp
Brushetta with crostini's
Spinach and Crab Artichoke Dip with Tortilla Chips
Chicken Teryiaki Skewers 
Sushi Assortment 

 Wristband sales are available at the  for $25 or online prior to the event for $20! 




Jingle all the way to  Seascape Towne Centre  for the Toy Drive & Parade of Elves on Saturday, December 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.! Santa will be there, along with other family friendly entertainment. We are encouraging kids to come dressed as elves and to bring a toy or gift card that will go to ECCAC clients for Christmas!

Elves will parade by local judges at 4pm  for a chance to win best dressed in age categories (under 5, 5-8, and 9-12 years old) with prizes awarded for the winners. Admission is $5 to enter the elf costume contest, or bring a new toy donation! Registration begins at 230pm.

Guests will enjoy live entertainment by Chasin' Jaymie, along with food and drink specials!


Calling all flappers and mobsters: Restaurant Paradis is hosting their 3rd Annual Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner on December 9, and 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center! Starting at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers, guests are invited to dress in their favorite 1930s outfits and spend the evening snacking and sipping with a four-course wine dinner. Cost to attend is $125 per person. To RSVP, please call Restaurant Paradis at: (850) 535-0400. 

To see the full list of wines and courses, please click here.





The season of giving is upon us, and we are gearing up for our Adopt-A-Family program. 
 This program has been going on for years at the ECCAC and is a great way to get into the holiday spirit . Won't you help us give the gift of Christmas to some of our children and families who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it? To register online, click HERE. Or, complete the form below and email it to Kim. With your help, we will be able help another 75 families and over 300 children have a very Merry Christmas. Have fun and know your efforts are greatly appreciated by our families, the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center and our partner agencies. 



Tour Our Centers

We invite you to tour our Centers!  Tours will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28 in  DeFuniak Springs and Thursday, November 30 in Niceville. If you can't make either, please contact Kim (850-833-9237 x283) or Chelsea (x256) for a private tour.




The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center has a lot going on and we could use some volunteers! 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.

Events

>>Front Desk  v olunteers are currently needed at our DeFuniak Springs Center! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea!

>>Do you have a few hours to help with our Adopt A Family Program? Volunteers are needed for the toy drop off at both centers from 11am-130pm and 130pm-4pm on the following days:
 Monday, November 27
Friday, Wednesday 29
Monday, December 4
Friday, December 8
Monday, December 11
Friday, December 15

>>Get in the holiday spirit with the ECCAC by volunteering at our Christmas parties! We will be hosting a Christmas parties for our clients in DeFuniak Springs on December 5 and in Niceville on December 7. Volunteers are needed for setup from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and during the party from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! 

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.

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

CHRISTMAS TOYS, PJS, GIFT CARDS FOR TEENS


Tervis
A great Christmas gift and you can save the planet at the same time. Skip the plastic water bottles and get an ECCAC Tervis! Each custom Tervis is $20, please contact Kim at Kim@eccac.org to purchase yours!

Boys and Girls Underwear
The ECCAC is in need of boys and girls underwear in all sizes. Both Centers are accepting donations of new underwear!




 T hank you to Destin Commons and Cumulus Fort Walton Beach for making the 
2nd  Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament a success. With your support, we filled all the team slots and raised almost $9000! A special thanks to one of our artists, Patti Gillespie. Her board was so popular, she agreed to paint a second one. If you missed the tournament this year, be sure to mark your calendar for next year: September 30, 2018!




We raced for a cause at Alys Beach's 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, and we couldn't be more thankful that $25,000 was donated to the ECCAC! We would like to send a sincere "THANK YOU" to everyone at Alys Beach, we so greatly appreciate your support!

Our Center has never looked prettier, thanks to Israel Williams of
Ziic Outdoors LLC. Israel and his staff have agreed to maintain the grounds at the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs as their donation to our mission!




 

Sandestin Wine Festival
October FRESH BAKED sponsor

CFC # 28846

Niceville Loc-N-Stor


Israel Williams of Ziic Outdoors, LLC. 
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