Tis the Season to Give

From all of us at Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, we wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Holidays! Many of us are extremely fortunate this holiday season, and because of our relationship with our 14 charities, we are made aware daily of those that live right in our neighborhood who are not. Each year we are able to reach more families in need because of the generosity of our supporters. There are families who have had their first Christmas tree this year, their first home with a stable roof over their heads, many who are healthier than last year because they have been able to see a doctor or a dentist, many with Christmas meals who would have gone without. There are many children in safe, educational, fun environments who are learning and growing. Thank you to all who have made this possible and who have made this holiday season a joy for those in need this year. 

Are you looking for a charitable giving opportunity over the holidays? When you donate to DCWAF, you are benefiting 14 local children's charities. DONATE HERE.

You can also give in many other ways.  Our charities have additional opportunities for you to help and give to a cause that it important to you: 

Help support Emerald Coast Autism Center's capital campaign and "Buy A Brick" for their new facility on Northwest Florida State College Campus.

Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center is building another facility in Defuniak Springs. You can adopt a room or purchase a brick. Learn More here.

Shelter House can always use MANY items on their wish list.

It's cold out there, DONATE to Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care to help support their shelter programs. You can also collect toys for the "Fill up the Truck" event at Boshamps. Opportunity Place is in need of Toilet paper and paper towels as well as size 5 & 6 diapers. DVD's for children are always a big hit as well!

Give a gift that changes lives: Pathways for Change gives a gift of a second chance. You can  DONATE $650 to helps sponsor a student in the Pathway Academy Office Assistant program, $500 can help pay for childcare for the month so a mother can get her GED, $250 can help with tuition, $150 can purchase recovery Bibles for Men's Residential Treatment program, and $100 can help MRT clients purchase healthy food as they heal from addiction.

Food For Thought is renovating a location on Airport Rd. Help them with their Destin Pantry Project HERE

Boys & Girls Clubs is selling $10 raffle tickets for a 1966 Corvair Monza. You can buy tickets HERE.

Now through Dec 31 you can DOUBLE your impact. All new donor giving will be matched at CVHN. Find out more HERE. Children's Volunteer Health Network is always in need of toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste to send children home with.

Youth Village has a capital campaign to grow their village and build a new building. Donate

Visit Children in Crisis, The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Sacred Heart Hospital, and AMIKids Emerald Coast to learn more about the giving opportunities.

Published on Friday, December 18, 2015