The Season of Giving


'Tis the season of giving, and what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than by supporting local charities that are making a significant impact on the lives of children in our community? Our 17 children's charity partners, each with its unique mission and purpose, allow you to make a difference in the lives of the youth in our area. Whether it's helping children facing health challenges or those who have experienced abuse, these organizations are dedicated to providing crucial programs and services. Take a moment to explore the missions of these charities, and when you find one that resonates with you, give from the heart in any way you can. Your generosity will brighten the holiday season for those who need it most! 


AMIkids Emerald Coast

AMIkids provides kids in our community an opportunity to transform into responsible young adults by separating a troubled past from a bright future. AMIkids works in partnership with young agencies, local communities, and families.


Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast

Your support makes it possible for Ascension to provide life-saving medical care to the children in our community, regardless of medical coverage.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast

Your generosity gives the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast the resources to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.


Caring and Sharing of South Walton

Caring and Sharing of South Walton provides crisis relief to families in need within our local community through financial assistance, food, counseling, and case management. With your support, they can provide crisis relief to our neighbors in need.


Children in Crisis

Children in Crisis, Inc. is an organization of caring people working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. They give shelter to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community.


Children’s Volunteer Health Network

Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) eliminates barriers to accessible and affordable healthcare for children in need through mobile solutions and community partnerships, specifically focusing on dental care and mental health. This Giving Tuesday, our friends at CVHN invite you to Adopt a Smile by donating to their mission. 


Ellison McCraney Ingram Foundation

Ellison McCraney Ingram Foundation (EMIF) honors the legacy of longtime DCWAF supporters Doug and Merrisa Ingram’s 9-year-old son, who tragically passed away in 2021. EMIF provides scholarship opportunities to teens who have benefitted from one of DCWAF’s 17 partner charities.


Emerald Coast Autism Center

Double your impact for Emerald Coast Autism Center this Giving Tuesday. Help Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) continue to build bright futures by buying a custom brick to be displayed in their lobby. Your gift will be doubled to help the mission of ECAC, doubling their capacity to improve and educate the lives of children and young adults with autism. Click here to submit your $100 Buy a Brick donation.


Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

Together with child protective services, legal entities, and community partners, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) identifies and provides critical services for child abuse victims and their families while working toward holding offenders accountable. ECCAC invites you to support their mission this Giving Tuesday by texting ECCAC to 56651 and following the prompts to make a donation. 


Habitat for Humanity of Walton County

Walton County Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of their partner families and the community. They bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.


Mental Health Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties

The Mental Health Association of Okaloosa/Walton Counties provides a strong array of mental health services to the children in our community.


Opportunity Place

Opportunity Place is committed to helping women and families achieve independence and self-sufficiency, and they do this by providing temporary emergency shelter and hope for a brighter future for women and families with minor children.


Point Washington Medical Clinic

The mission of Point Washington Medical Clinic (PWMC) is to build a stronger and healthier community by providing high-quality primary health care regardless of the patient’s means or access.


Shelter House of Northwest Florida

Shelter House is a state-certified domestic violence center serving domestic and sexual violence survivors in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The supportive, non-judgmental environment at Shelter House makes every survivor feel safe, empowered, and confident.


The Arc of the Emerald Coast

The Arc of the Emerald Coast provides services that work to include those with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental differences in our community.


Westonwood Ranch

Westonwood Ranch offers a unique learning curriculum to improve life skills and pre-vocational skills for young adults with developmental differences. The result of their programs is to increase independence, gain self-confidence, obtain gainful employment in the community, and successfully transition into adulthood.​


Youth Village

The Youth Village mission is to provide a safe place, a fun place, a learning place, and a place for kids where people care. Please help them by clicking on one of the links below and making a choice to help enrich the lives of our most vulnerable and valuable resources…the children.  Click here to donate. Click here to view the Youth Village wish list. 


Join us for our 19th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction on April 26-28, 2024 as another way to give back to this amazing list of charities! Tickets go on sale in January. Learn more about the upcoming auction here.  


Published on Monday, November 20, 2023

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