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Sowing Seeds of Love | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Sowing Seeds of Love

This Christmas Sandestin Foundation for Kids was able to make a donation to Sowing Seeds of Love, a non-profit organization that helps children in orphanages in remote areas of South America. With the help of a donation from the Foundation, Sowing Seeds was able to bring Christmas gifts, school supplies, baby slings and shoes to

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Fall Festival | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Fall Festival

In the fall of 2015, Sandestin Foundation for Kids co-hosted a Fall Family Festival benefiting all in need across the Emerald Coast. People were asked to make a monetary donation of any size or bring a donation of clothes, baby items, food, toiletries, etc., and in exchange they received free tickets to the event. The

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Beer Fest | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Beer Fest

Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association recently held its annual Beer Fest. Sandestin Foundation for Kids supplied volunteers to help break down the event, and received a $1,500 donation from the BWNA! We also had a booth selling pretzel necklaces, and it made over $800! Events like this help us to be able to help even more

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Africa Trip | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Africa Trip

Since its beginning, Sandestin Foundation for Kids has supported Overland Missions, a non-profit organization that builds wells to bring clean drinking water to the most remote areas of Africa. Recently, two of our founders, Tom and Carla Becnel, visited Africa and got to see the program first-hand. They said it was truly an eye-opener to

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Crop Drop | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Crop Drop

Since 2009, Thrivent Financial- Emerald Coast Group has held an annual event bringing fresh produce to one central location to disperse to local families in need. The group coordinates with farmers in Florida and Mississippi to get produce donated that will not be sold to grocery stores. On the day of the event, 400 volunteers

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Liam Hurley | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Liam Hurley

Liam is a local, two-year-old little boy from Fort Walton Beach, FL. Liam was born with Cystic Dysphasia of the Kidneys, which has caused kidney problems since birth. When we first heard from Liam’s family, he only had 20% kidney function, and they were told he must have a kidney transplant to survive. His dad,

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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CAC Check Donation

We are very happy to announce that the Sandestin Foundation for Kids has donated $15,000 to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC). “We are so appreciative of this donation,” commented ECCAC’s CEO, Julie Hurst. “These funds will directly benefit our new Pierce Family Walton County Children’s Advocacy Center currently under construction, and we will

28 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Hunziker Family
The Hunziker Twins

Brian and Afton Hunziker were expecting twin little boys.  Prior to their birth, they received the news that their sons had Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS).  This occurs when one twin donates blood and amniotic fluid to the other twin.  One will get too much, and one will not get enough.  Afton was monitored closely

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Kyleigh Poppelreiter
Kyleigh Poppelreiter

Recently one of our employees heard a story on the radio about a local little girl with an amazing family who has undergone 3 open heart surgeries among several other emergency operations.  We reached out to the family, and they shared their incredible story with us.  Kyleigh is a beautiful two year old little girl. 

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound