Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Toys for Tots

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Ben & Jerry’s or DIG eatery at the Market Shops at Sandestin through Dec. 15. Both Greg Valloch of Ben & Jerry’s and Brian Murray of DIG eatery are retired military, having served in the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, respectively.

Toys/clothing for children

Mission Love Seeds has hundreds of children locally and in the Philippines, Haiti and Kenya you might wish to adopt for Christmas for $25.

Also, all age toys are needed, including gift cards for teens, and new clothes and shoes in all sizes. If in Destin or close by, drop off items at 55 Country Club Drive E in Destin.

For more information or to make a monetary donation, call 850-650-5583, email or message Barbi Carroll, founder of MLS, on Facebook. Donations can also be made at using credit card or Paypal. All donations are appreciated.

Century 21 Blue Marlin Toy Drive Drop

Century 21 Blue Marlin has partnered with Porsche of Destin, Gregg ORR Auto and the North Florida Region Porsche Club of America to collect toys for children who will visit the emergency room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast this holiday season. Whether the children are at the local hospital to receive care themselves or for a loved one, the toys bring joy to the children and help make their time in the hospital a little brighter. Drop unwrapped new or gently used toys at Century 21 Blue Marlin’s Destin or Santa Rosa Beach office locations. Locations in Destin also include Porsche of Destin on Airport Road, Greg ORR Auto on Main Street and North Florida Region Porsche Club of America, 814 North Lakeside Drive.

The Arc of the Emerald Coast

Adopt an Arc Angel. The Arc is requesting gifts on behalf of the men, women and children they serve who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. If you are interested in adopting an Arc Angel, contact The Arc of the Emerald Coast at 850-863-1530.

Toy Drive for Foster Kids

Mattress Firm will host a toy drive for foster children through Dec. 18. Bring your donation of new and unwrapped gifts to a Mattress Firm location near you, and help keep the holiday spirit alive for local foster children. Or donate at and your gift will be used to provide foster children with special services and programs. Some needed toys are bikes/scooters, electronics, Legos, Barbies, books, dolls, trucks, crafts and coloring books and sports equipment.

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