Eating For Advocacy program

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Eating For Advocacy program to benefit kids at ECCAC

 

            Niceville & DeFuniak Springs, FL (January 5, 2016)…The Emerald Coast Advocacy Center (ECCAC) recently announced a new initiative called Eating For Advocacy. Participating area restaurants will generously donate a percentage of their sales on certain days to the non-profit organization. Each month, various restaurants throughout the area will be participating in Eating For Advocacy.

            Kicking off the program this month is LuLu’s, at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge in Destin. The family restaurant, owned by Lucy Buffett, sister of the famous crooner, Jimmy Buffett, will donate 10% of their food proceeds on Tuesday, January 31, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

            “We’re excited about Eating For Advocacy,” commented ECCAC’s  director of development, Kim Henderson. “So many of us eat out, this will be a fun way to try different places and give back at the same time. If your restaurant is interested in participating, please email me at kim@eccac.org or call 850-833-9237, Ext. 283.”  

 ECCAC’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, and restore the lives and futures of these impacted  children. The Center’s child-friendly facilities house a multidisciplinary team of child  

protection personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, DCF, therapists, and ECCAC staff and volunteers. In the past 15 years, over

10,000 children have received more than 40,000 services to include mental health therapy, crisis intervention, referrals to other

community providers, interviews and medicals. Services are provided at no cost by ECCAC.

To volunteer, or for further information about the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers, visit www.eccac.org. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.

 

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