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Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy brings children a merrier Christmas

Special to The Log
Motorcycles, Santa, toys and children make for a merry Christmas.

The Emerald Coast Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) Chapter #3605, sponsored by Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, hosted their 36th Annual Toys 4 Tots Run this holiday season with the proceeds benefiting the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis. With 500 motorcycles and their riders, the successful operation collected more than 600 toys and raised over $13,000 to benefit the two organizations.

“With the various events and programs we undertook this holiday season, it has been a wonderful Christmas for our kids this year,” said ECCAC’s CEO, Julie Hurst. “Over 600 children received gifts from the motorcycle run, another 400 children from our Toys 4 Tots toy room, and 102 families with 251 children within those families who benefited from our annual Adopt-A-Family program.”