Giving Back

The 8th Annual Cottages For Kids Is Coming To Grand Boulevard

The eighth annual Cottages for Kids will take place in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin from October 31 through November 9 and will debut designer cottages for all to see. Grand Boulevard’s Grand Park will be transformed into a small village with cottages that look like they have popped out from the pages of a fairytale to modern creations brimming with creativity. Using a lot of imagination, hard work and a little elbow grease, area builders are hard at work finalizing their creations for this year’s event.

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October 27 was a great day for children in Walton County who may be experiencing the ordeal of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Amidst great fanfare, including a $1 million donation by the Pierce Family, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) held their official ground breaking for a new center that is expected to open in early 2016.

The 2014 30A Charity Golf Classic raised $27,706 for Alaqua Animal Refuge. The second annual event was held on Saturday at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club and was presented by The Aesthetic Clinique.


The vision for the new Alaqua Animal Refuge is to create a wildlife preserve that will strive to stop human-induced animal suffering and abuse before it happens, through exposure and education. The proposed 85-acre facility will include some hands-on interactive learning opportunities and close-up wildlife experiences for children and adults alike.


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chef Kevin Korman will present a delectable five-course meal thoughtfully prepared with ultimate cancer-fighting ingredients throughout the month of October at Caliza Restaurant in Alys Beach, Florida.


Congratulations to Food For Thought Outreach, Inc. on their recent successful fund-raisers, including the annual Art of Giving and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation!


Proceeds go to Food For Thought Outreach in order to fight child hunger in our community. Auction items feature original works by Chandler Williams, Allison Wickey, and Justin Lyons! Start bidding today! The live event takes place Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Churchill Oaks.


The Veteran’s Tribute Tower Board of Directors is pleased to announce the casting of the 250-pound bronze Freedom Bell that will hang in honor of all veterans at Beal Memorial Cemetery.


Alaqua Animal Refuge is proud announce the 2015 Hunks and Hounds calendar! Animal lovers can now pre-purchase the much-anticipated calendar atwww.hunksandhounds.com for just $24.99.


We are excited to announce our new upcoming event Puppypalooza at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach on September 20 from 1-9pm. The event will benefit the Unconditional Love Program of Alaqua Animal Refuge!