Holiday Food Drive
Shelter House is accepting donations of turkeys, hams, stuffing mix, gravy, mashed potato mix, soups for casseroles, green beans, crunchy fried onions, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls, fresh fruits and vegetables, pie crusts, condensed milk and pumpkin pie filling to help feed families this holiday season. Also needed are laundry baskets to put the meals in and grocery and gas gift cards.
Non-perishable items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Shelter House administration office, 102 Buck Drive in Fort Walton Beach, Perishable items, especially turkeys and hams, need to be delivered on Nov. 19 and Dec. 19 only. Call 243-1201.
The South Walton Fire District will sponsor the Caring and Sharing Angel Tree to benefit children from ages 1 month to 12 years who live in Walton County. More than 300 angel names are expected to be available.
Angels are ready for selection from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Station 3/Headquarters, 911 North CR 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Gifts must be returned by Dec. 15, either wrapped or unwrapped, but preferably in a gift bag. To schedule a time to select an angel name, call 267-1298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts may be returned to Station 3/Headquarters before Dec. 14, either wrapped or unwrapped, but preferably in a gift bag. For more information or to schedule a special time to select an angel name, call Robbie Lund, administrative assistant at Station 3/Headquarters, 850-267-1298, email email@example.com or visit www.swfd.org.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Santa Patrol, a program in which the community donates toys and money to purchase gifts for local needy children, is in its 15th season and going strong. Those interested in applying for this service will need to arrive between 9 a.m. and noon Nov. 24 at the DeFuniak Springs Civic Center. Applications will be given out on a first come first serve basis. All applicants will be checked for duplication services with other organizations out of fairness to others who are not already receiving assistance. There will be limited childcare provided on site.
Sgt. Danny Garner says that they are accepting new/unopened toys for stockings for donations, as well as money. Checks will be accepted and should be made out to Walmart and “Santa Patrol” written in the note at the bottom of the check.
To donate, call Garner at 850-892-8186.