December 2017 Advocacy Alert

December Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center December Newsletter
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To be a part of our team of ANGELS, contact Kim at or 850-83-9237x283. Donations can also be made online at 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 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!

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

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

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

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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