Beachside Community Church of Fort Walton Beach helped the kids of Children in Crisis recently by having a food drive and fundraiser.  Thanks to the generous donations from the members, the kids living at the CIC Neighborhood had a little extra this year to make Christmas special.

Along with the 1,400 pounds of food, the membership presented a check to CIC for $4,000 to help provide a home and care for the more than 100 children that will call CIC home in 2014.

“The donation helped provide our children in need with a safe home, food, clothing and a big smile,” said Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO. “The donation truly makes a difference and we are very thankful.”

Additionally, the membership of Beachside Community Church has committed to provide church volunteers to take care of the CIC neighborhood yard maintenance the first Saturday of each month for 2014.

Children in Crisis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit  charity of caring people working together to provide homes and establish hope to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community. Since 2008, CIC has provided a home, care and love to over 400 at-risk children.  To learn more about Children in Crisis call 850-864-4242 or visit