Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers

  • Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Surpasses $28 Million Donated to Help Children in Need in Northwest Florida
    September 6, 20225.7 min

    Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is pleased to announce it has donated more than $28 million to help children in need in Northwest Florida since its inception in 2005. This year alone, DCWAF donated $3.775 million to 16 children’s charities in Northwest Florida following the highest grossing auction in Foundation history. Funding was awarded in a private check presentation ceremony at the Henderson Beach Resort August 31.


  • Virtual Fundraising Works for Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown to Help Area Charities
    April 30, 20201.9 min

    In early April, Mike and Valerie Thompson, the founders of the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown, along with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Chi Chi Miguel Weekend in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For 13 years, the Chi Chi events have supported charities along the Gulf Coast, including the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.