March 2018 Advocacy Alert

March Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center March Newsletter
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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. Currently, Alan is the 2018 incoming Chairman of the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, and also serves on the boards of Northwest Florida State College Foundation Board and the Career Source of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Alan and Tracy enjoy traveling, along with being active in the wonderful community that they call home: the Emerald Coast!
Did you know? We have baked over 115,000 cookies since 2000! 
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Sing along for a cause on March 24! Alex Guthrie will be performing at LIVE at 
Warehouse 360, with proceeds benefitting the ECCAC! Back Beach Barbecue will be serving food and drinks while guests enjoy live music! To purchase your tickets, please click HERE

Smart Device Class

Yo u are invited to join us for a Smart Device Class on Monday, March 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs! This FREE class is for parents to learn more about "smart" technology, smart devices, and how to better protect our children. 

Join us as we host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce's North Business After Hours on March 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.! To RSVP, please click HERE

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! 


Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction! We invite you to join us April 27 through April 29 for tastes of the best wine, auction opportunities, and much more as we raise money for local children's charities! To learn more and to purchase your tickets, please click here!

Paint the Town Blue

Join us as we Paint the Town Blue to raise awareness for April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month! For a $100 donation, you will receive a yard sign and blue wreath for y our home, business, or organization! To order yours, please go online to! 

Child Abuse Prevention Month T-Shirts

Be sure to order your April Child Abuse Prevention Month shirts! We are selling these shirts for $15 each, and you can order through March 31! To purchase yours, please go online to:

Tour Our Centers

We invite you to tour our Centers! Tours will take monthly at each center from 10am until 2pm. February tours will take place on Tuesday, March 27 in DeFuniak Springs and Thursday, March 29 in Niceville. If you can't make either, please contact Kim (850-833-9237 ext 283) or Chelsea (ext 256) for a private tour. We would love to show you what your support means to our community.

Concert Volunteers
We need volunteers to help with the Alex Guthrie concert at Warehouse 360! We will need volunteers to help with parking (6 to 8 p.m.), taking tickets and seating (6 to 8 p.m.) and breakdown (9 to 10 p.m.). All volunteers will also receive one ticket to the concert! 

Bag Stuffers
We will need volunteers to help us stuff bags for the Chi Chi Miguel Weekend on Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierce Family Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs! 

Volunteers are needed to help transport boxes and bags from our DeFuniak Center to Churchill Oaks in Santa Rosa Beach on Wednesday, April 4! 

Hole Spotters
If you love golf, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! Sign up to be a Hole Spotter at the Chi Chi Miguel Golf Tournament at the Burnt Pine Golf Course on Friday, April 6! Shifts are 7:30 to 11:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.! 

Wreath Makers
We are looking for volunteers to help us decorate wreaths for Child Abuse Prevention Month (which is the month of April)! Volunteers are needed March 19 through March 23, and we also need volunteers to help deliver the wreaths the week of March 26. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Kim at

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

Easter Candy
We are currently seeking donations of individually wrapped candy for our Easter baskets! If you have a donation, please drop it off at one of our Centers!

Travel Sized Toothpaste
Please drop donations at either Center!

Boys Spring / Summer Clothing
We are needing donations of boys spring / summer clothing in sizes 5T to 10/12! Please drop donations at either Center! 

Baby Wipes
Please drop donations at either Center!

Individual Bags of Chips 
Please drop donations at either Center!

We cannot thank the community, volunteers, and sponsors enough for making the Kieran May Memorial Weekend Golf & Gala such a successful event! This year, we are proud to announce that we raised $230,000 for the ECCAC!! To see more photos from the Gala, be sure to check out our Facebook page HERE

Luci Venture, of Pilates with Luci, has been collecting underwear for the ECCAC at her studio! We would like to thank Luci for raising awareness for the ECCAC's needs, and we greatly appreciate her support!

We loved showing the Niceville Valparaiso Rotary Club around our Center!

Sandestin Wine Festival
March FRESH BAKED sponsor
CFC # 28846

Niceville Loc-N-Stor

Israel Williams of Ziic Outdoors, LLC. 
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