The Best of the Emerald Coast is Lending A Helping Hand

Don't miss this opportunity to support those affected by Hurricane Michael.

graphic by Amanda brummet

Last week, Hurricane Michael swept through the communities of the Gulf Coast, leaving destruction and a long road to recovery in its wake. 

After careful consideration, we have decided to continue as planned with Best of the Emerald Coast, shifting the focus of the event to center on assisting in the relief effort and providing our beloved community with a brief respite as we continue to rebuild. 

Proceeds made during this year's Best of the Emerald Coast will also go toward assisting in disaster relief for children in need.

Each fall, The Junior League of the Emerald Coast provides brand-new clothing for over 400 children from Okaloosa and Walton County elementary schools.

The Child Clothing Project is the JLEC's main focus when it comes to fundraising throughout the year. 

The JLEC is aware that students in Bay and Gulf County will be displaced to Walton and Okaloosa County starting this week. 

JLEC has opened up 30 spots specifically for these students to be included in their 49th Annual Child Clothing Project this year bringing their total to 450 students. 

Additionally, donations are welcome and will be accepted at a designated donation repository on-site. All exhibitors are encouraged to bring donation items.

We can't wait to see you at Best of the Emerald Coast this Saturday!

 

 

Below you will find donation items requested for the big day:

 

Bar & Hand Soap

Shampoo & Conditioner

Deodorant

Toothbrushes

Feminine Hygiene Products

Combs/Brushes

Lotion

Towels & Wash Cloths

Razors & Shaving Cream

Bug Spray

Sunscreen

Hydrogen Peroxide

Disinfectant Ointment

Aspirin/Ibuprofen

Pedialyte

Cold Medicine/Drops

Vitamins

Band Aids

Toilet Paper

 

Can Openers

Non-Perishable Food Items 

Water ugs/Bottles

Gatorade

 

Pillows

Blankets

Sheets

Blow-Up Mattress

 

Batteries

Flashlights

Generators

Chainsaws

Wheelbarrows

Work Gloves

Saws

Plywood

Tarp

Rope

Tools (Hammers, Screwdrivers, Plyers etc.)

Battery Powered Fans

Candles & Matches

Duct Tape

Shovels

Extension Cords

Charcoal

 

Diapers

Rash Cream

Pacifiers/ Teething Items

Baby Wipes

Baby Formula

Bottles

Baby Food

Blankets

Clothes

 

Socks

Closed Toe Shoes

Jackets

Undergarments

 

Sponges

Bleach

Buckets

Heavy Duty Trash Bags

Rubber Gloves

Paper Towels

Brooms & Mops

Dust Pans

Disinfectant Cleaners

Lysol

Dust Masks

 

Dog & Cat Food

Cat Litter

Leashes & Collars

Dog Beds

Pet Toys

Food and Water Bowls

 

 

 

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