March 2019 Advocacy Alert

March 2019 Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center March  Newsletter
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Meet ECCAC's new Donor Relations Manager, Carmen Konert!

We are excited to add Carmen Konert to our team! Her role exists to retain key contributors and supporters, as well as to grow new donors through relationships, education and awareness. The goal is to build a network where new and existing key contributors and supporters feel like partners to both maintain and expand our mission's objectives, and to make a difference in our children's lives.
With 18 years of executive experience as a strategic resource business leader and management trainer, Carmen's previous position was at United Networks of America. Here, she implemented a customer relations and expansion development program that boosted card utilization by more than 400% for one of the largest providers of value-added managed care products and services in the United States. A consistent, national top producer, Carmen received the Top Performance, Leadership Impact, and Circle of Excellence Awards. But, she is even more proud of her domestic and international missionary work with her 9 year old son in spreading hope to others.

HELP Stubbs Orthodontics help the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center! By liking Stubbs Ortho on social media, sharing their posts, writing reviews, checking into their office on social media, or donating money to the ECCAC via check at their office, you will be entered for a chance to WIN an Nintendo Switch! 

Winner will be selected on April 31, 2019! 

Save the date! The Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Chi Chi Miguel Weekend will be Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 6! The weekend kicks off on Thursday, April 4 with the Wine Walkabout and Dine & Wine event. On Friday, April 5, the Golf Tournament will tee off, and the Sip N Shop will take place. To finish the weekend off, the Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ will take place on Saturday, April 6 at Churchill Oaks. We are excited to be a part of this fantastic event again! 

Registration is now open for the 2019 Destin Charity Wine Auction. To purchase your tickets please click here!
Destin Charity Wine Auction is ranked #3 on the list of "Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions in the US" by 
Wine Spectator Magazine  for the second consecutive year, raising $18 million for children in need in Northwest Florida since it's inception in 2005. 
Eating for Advocacy

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and one of the ways we are trying to raise awareness is through our Eating for Advocacy program. Join us for dinner on Tuesday, April 23rd at Jon Smith Subs in Miramar Beach (inside the Sandestin Marketshops) from 5-7pm. They will be giving 20% of their proceeds back to the ECCAC! 

Front Desk Volunteers

We are in need of front desk volunteers at the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs! If you are interested, please contact Angie Harder at  or at (850) 833-9237 Ext. 253

Event Volunteers 

We are looking for volunteers for the Chi Chi Miguel Weekend. We need volunteers for the Wine Walkabout (April 4), the Golf Tournament (April 5) and the Throwdown event (April 6). If interested, please let us know and we will share with you the details!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events or future events, please contact Chelsea Fox at or at (850) 833-9237 Ext. 256

Girls and boys clothes, sizes 5-10 (for all clothes donations, no holes, stains, clean)

Baby clothes, sizes NB-6 months

Baby lotion, baby wash, diaper rash cream

Feminine products for teens (pads/tampons)

Size 5-6 diapers
We are in need of individually wrapped snacks.

Baby Wipes

Gas & Walmart Gift Cards
If you would like to donate a gift card, please purchase cards in either $10 or $25 amounts. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

In cans, please!

Cases of Water

Pack 'n Play Beds

Easter Candy & Easter Baskets 

We accept donations at both of our Centers, and we appreciate your support! 

We had a record breaking year for our 20th Annual Kieran May Memorial Golf & Gala Weekend!! Thank you to everyone who supported this event and helped make it a great success! A huge thank you again to all of our sponsors! 
Gala Title Sponsors - Tammy & Jim Pierce
Golf Tournament Sponsors - Coastal Accounting & Merrill Lynch
Friend of the Center Sponsors - CCB Community Bank, Betty & Joe Franey, Galati Yacht Sales, Simple HR

Thank you to all of our supporters who came to the Seagars Reception on February 21!

Some of ECCAC's staff had a great time participating in the Pins & Pancakes event at Uncle Buck's FishBowl & Grill that benefitted the 2018-2019 Destin Forward Leadership's Class Project! 

Thank you to Dave Palmer of Dave's Cafe and Gifts and all the donors who purchased so many gifts for us. Dave took the unfortunate closing of his store and turned it into a blessing.

Thank you to Southside Primary School for their generous donation!
They brought in 86 individual snacks, 50 packs of wipes, 318 diapers, 92 pairs of underwear, 20 pairs of socks, and 5 packs of baby cereal.

We had a great time attending Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation's Tasting of Champions event on February 15th that benefitted us as well as several other local non-profits! 

Thank you to Glendale Presbyterian Church for cooking lunch for our staff in Walton County! 

Sandestin Wine Festival
March FRESH BAKED sponsor

Niceville Loc-N-Stor

Israel Williams of Ziic Outdoors, LLC. 

Thank you to our ECCAC Club Members!

Guardian Angel
Jim and Tammy Pierce
Jim Karian
Lea Capers
Julie Porterfield
Jackson Wilson
Carmen Konert
Michael C. Thompson
Dana Saffel
John Smith
Eldon Diamond
Patrick Reily
MaryAnn K Jones
Patricia Castelli
Hanya Bluestone
Lauren Thompson
Lee Shaw
Thomas Cooper
Renee Pellegrino
Randall Leggett
Jeffery Pierce
Tara Johnson
Friends Of The Center (Couple)
Janet Parker
Bernadette Williams
Bridget Keepman
Keri Atchley
Eric Aden
Alan Wood
Cheryl Pawelczyk
James Rowell
Bill Fletcher
Brian Plott
Sydney Harper
Kathleen Jarvis
Leslie Fuller
Friend Of The Center (Individual )
Kay Pelhan
Solange Jones
Rosa Fleming
Laura Renna
Erin Hoover
Leighann Elliott
Alex Jordan
Corbin Miller
Cadey Moody
Lindsey Smith
Whitney Whidden
Artie Rodriguez
Shaun Eubanks
Megan White
Megan Abreu
Alexis Poff
Ta'ki Brown
William Blanken
Brook Spires
Nancy Brown
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