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The Destin Log

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Coats for Kids

Provide a warmer holiday season for local children and donate a new coat or a gently used, cleaned coat to the United Way Coats for Kids at Christmas through Dec. 7. Donation boxes are located throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Find a list of locations at

7th Annual Toy Drive Drop

Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican 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.

Toys will be collected until Dec. 15 at Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican offices at 607 Harbor Blvd. in Destin, 4987 E. Co. Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach and 42 Business Centre Drive #112 in Miramar Beach. Other locations in Destin include Porsche of Destin, 808 Airport Road, Greg ORR Auto, 226 Main Street, and North Florida Region Porsche Club of America, 607 Harbor Blvd.

Mission Love Seeds

Mission Love Seeds and Generous Heart Ministry are looking for sponsors who are willing to help with toys, food to fill the community pantry, bikes for kids and the family for transportation, bags of candy and a Christmas dinner at the school in Immokalee on Dec. 19. See lists of items needed and drop-off locations on the Mission Love Seeds Facebook page.

Charles and Carmen Stiles of Graffiti & the Funky Blues Shack have a box to fill at the restaurant for Mission Love Seeds. The deadline to drop toys and/or food off is Dec. 9. Please stop by the restaurant/bar and drop off items or call 850-424-6650 for the restaurant0 to pick up.

All age toys are needed, including gift cards for teens, for children in this area. Also needed are new clothes and shoes in all sizes.

For more information or to make a monetary donation, call 855-1055, email, or message on Facebook page.

Village Angel Tree Ministry

Village Baptist Church will have Christmas programs for the women at Path of Grace and their children and families in the area Dec. 17 at the church. Meals and refreshments will be served to more than 500 people who will attend the programs. Presents with toys and winter clothes will be given to more than 550, plus turkey dinner fixings and a bag of groceries for a week.

Angels can be adopted at Gold’s Gym in Fort Walton Beach and Miramar Beach, Barbery Coast Barbershop on Main Street in Destin, Christiano’s Restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, and The Preserve at Henderson Beach Apartments on Commons Drive in Destin. Toys may also be donated at the Destin Community Center and at Village Baptist Church on Sundays. Call Deb Hoadley at 850-714-2389 or email for more information.

Donations are needed by Dec. 10, but will be taken until week before Christmas.

Humble Hero Shoe Drive

Mortgage Professionals Providing Hope (MPPH) partners with Others of Destin to provide new shoes to kids so that they can go to school with smiles on their faces.

This year, Humble Hero Shoe Drive incorporated a second partnership with Soles4Souls, and collection bins are positioned at churches and businesses for the community to donate new or gently-used shoes throughout the month of November. For collection bin locations and times, visit