July 2018 Advocacy Alert

July 2018 Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center July   Newsletter
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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.

Business After Hours 

Please join us and the  Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours Event! We will be getting together for networking, drinks, food and door prizes! See you July 24th from 5-6:30pm!
See flyer below for details!

Women's Expo

Do you love to shop? Join us for Women's Expo on Saturday, August 18th from 9am-12pm! Vendor proceeds will benefit  Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center.  Location:  Biz Lounge at 652 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach

Alys Beach 5k 

Let's have some fun and get our run on! Join us for the 7th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, benefiting  Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center  on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Alys Beach, Florida. Located along Hwy 30A, the course winds through the resort town and ends with an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages. Music, food, and beverages will be available in the Amphitheatre. You can register for the event at  alysbeach.com/5k

Wiggin' Out for a Cause 

Calling all Ladies! September 6th, 2018 from 5-10pm you won't want to miss the 4th Annual Wiggin' Out Event! There will be wigs, cocktails, food, dancing, makeup artists, hair dressers and photographers!  The event benefits Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center and  is located in the upstairs of Grand Boulevard. The entrance and elevator access is located on the Highway 98 side of the building.

Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament

Join us Sunday, September 30th for the 3rd annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament benefitting the  Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center !   Registration includes  World of Beer  Beer Garden access with bottomless Craft Beer, Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, Belgian Pretzels, Wings, and Corndogs. This double elimination tournament is limited to 75 teams, early registration required! Teams have the chance to win $750 in cash & prizes! Each team of two will receive a swag bag with event t-shirts and other goodies from our sponsors.   Team check-in day-of is from 10:00am-11:30am.

ECCAC Volunteers 

We are in need of volunteers for the Alys Beach 5K that is taking place on September 2nd 2018! If you're interested please contact  Chelsea Fox at  Chelsea@eccac.org

The ECCAC is looking for volunteers to assist at the front desks at both of our centers! If you are interested in this position, please email Angie Harder  at Angie@eccac.org

We have sponsorship opportunities available! If you are interested in getting involved in any way, please contact Chelsea Fox at  Chelsea@eccac.org or 
 (850) 833-9237 Ext. 256

We are still in need of sponsors for our upcoming annual Wiggin' Out for a Cause event!! If interested in information on sponsoring this event, please contact Chelsea Fox at  Chelsea@eccac.org  or (850) 833-9237 Ext. 256

School starts back in about a month! Can you believe that?! We are ready to send our children back to school in the fall with all of the supplies they need to succeed next school year. Any donation of school supplies or clothes will help!

Clothing Needs: 
 All boys' sizes of underwear and all boys' sizes of shorts and summer pajamas
Summer PJ's for Girls and Boys, All Sizes
Boys Shorts, 2T-10
Baby Receiving Blankets
Baby Lotion
Baby Shampoo
Diaper Rash Cream

We accept donations at both of our Centers, and thank you for your support! 

Thank you to the  Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Food Service Team that collected diapers, wipes, underwear, juice boxes, gift cards, and cookie dough!! Our Kids are thrilled! Kudos! 
Pictured is SSgt. Mara Walley, SSgt Charles Ritzler, SSgt Danny Stone, A1C Ariana Williams, MSgt. Sherrie Ahlborn and SSgt Stiles

Dr. Bruce Ouellette, his wife Gwen and daughter Courtney donated 48 backpacks to ECCAC! Thank you! We are still in need of any kind of school supplies for our kids!

 A BIG thank you to Crab Island Cantina 's Taco & Tequila Fest for this HUGE contribution to the children at ECCAC!!

Thank you to  Eglin AFB  Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Team for attending Mandated Reporter Training and learning more about the ECCAC's mission!! Thank you for making a difference at ECCAC!

Sandestin Wine Festival
July FRESH BAKED sponsor

Niceville Loc-N-Stor

Israel Williams of Ziic Outdoors, LLC. 
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