Are you looking for ways to give back to our community? We are pretty lucky here on the Emerald Coast to have so many giving non-profit organizations and charities with dedicated missions to help people in need. The opportunities are endless when it comes to ways that you can get involved in helping these organizations. Giving back is such an important part of building up the communities that we live in, and you know what? You will build yourself up in the process of lending a helping hand to those in need. Let’s talk about a couple of these charitable organizations in our area.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

We absolutely cannot say enough about this amazing organization. The incredible things that they do for our community and the lengths that they go to help not only people in need, but also other charities in our area. They are extremely dedicated to raising money year round to help the many children that are in need in our community. Since 2005, they have donated more than 10 million dollars to various charities in Northwest Florida. How amazing is that?destin charity


Their Story

“Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida.” –DCWAF They do this by hosting world class wine and culinary events year round in our community, bringing together culinary and wine enthusiasts who all have a common goal – raising money for local charities and helping the children in our community whilst sharing and indulging in a common interest.


How You Can Help

There are many different ways that you can help to support the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and their mission.

  • Contact DCWAF and let them know that you are interested in volunteering at an upcoming event.



ECCAC-500x388Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is an amazing non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting children scattered throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Their work is truly inspiring and it’s amazing how many lives that they have changed for the better.

Their Story

“Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect our children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties and restore the lives of child abuse and neglect victims.” – ECCAC

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center has been changing lives since 1998. There are far too many children in our area who need saving and need help healing from abuse and neglect, and this organization is dedicated to touching the lives of each one of them. In 2012, the ECCAC was able to open a second location in Defuniak Springs, which is a huge accomplishment.

How You Can Help

Let’s talk about ways that you can help this organization and support their mission. It’s hard not to want to be a part of changing the lives of these children, and we can all help in one way or another.


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