SANTA'S HELPERS 2016 (Nov. 5)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Santa's Helpers will run in The Log on Saturday. If you want your organization listed, email

United Way Coat Drive

If you would like to participate in this year's Coats for Kids at Christmas ... Share the Warmth, please drop-off new coats or gently used clean coats until Dec. 5 at locations in Okaloosa and Walton counties that can be found at Contribute either dollars or coats to Coats for Kids. Call 243-0315 or email

Adopt-a-Family with ECCAC

It’s not too early to start planning for this year’s Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Adopt-a-Family program to help children in need over the upcoming holiday season.

ECCAC is seeking donors who will purchase gifts for individual families who have been identified by the center. Last year, the program helped more than 300 children in 125 families have a brighter Christmas.

Sign up for Adopt-a-Family online at or contact Kim Henderson at or 850-833-9237, ext. 283 to make arrangements. Then shop for them and bring unwrapped gifts by Dec. 9, or sooner, to the Niceville or DeFuniak Springs centers.

Holiday Season Family Sponsor

Food for Thought Outreach will provide meals for more than 500 families this holiday season. Families will receive foods needed for children during Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks plus foods for a traditional holiday meal. Donate $30 at