Holiday drive for Children In Crisis
The Dressing Room Boutique recently announced that they will host a holiday drive benefiting Children in Crisis Inc.
The upscale ladies boutique, located at The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will collect much needed items for the non-profit organization through Jan. 31. Items needed include child friendly DVDs, board games, hairbrushes, and gift cards to Starbucks, Burger King, McDonald’s and Books A Million. All of these items can be dropped off at the boutique between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“We are so happy to be able to host this drive for a wonderful organization, such as Children in Crisis,” said Abbie Reeves, owner of The Dressing Room Boutique. “This is a great way for us to give back to the community and help those children served by this organization. We hope to continue to do many drives in support of this organization, as well as others, in the future.”
Children in Crisis Inc. is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of caring people, working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. The organization gives a home to the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community. Before Children in Crisis, there was no emergency shelter in Circuit One, which includes Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Northwest Florida, for young children removed from an unsafe environment on short notice. Without CIC and the stability it brings, many foster children would be moved from home to home, some as many as 10 times per year. The Children’s Neighborhood provides a home to an average of 100 children per year.
Since opening their doors in 2008, CIC has been called “home” by nearly 700 children. Providing these children with over 70,000 days and nights of a safe, loving environment to grow and thrive. At The Children’s Neighborhood, sibling separation is minimized and it is their priority to keep brothers and sisters together.
“I can't thank Abbie and The Dressing Room Boutique enough for the wonderful support to Children in Crisis,” said Ken Hair, president/CEO of Children in Crisis Inc. “Our most critical need is to help feed, clothe and care for our at-risk foster children living at the CIC Neighborhood. Abbie has made a difference in the lives of our children today and far into the future. Thank you and to all those that helped!”