Okaloosa County Students Raise Critical Funds During Change for Children Campaign

Over twenty schools from Okaloosa County participated in the annual Children in Crisis Change for Children Campaign during the 2012 - 2013 year. The schools raised more than $24,000 in change to benefit the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community.

Schools that participated used creative ways like holding bake sales and garage sales, to collect change at their school. The elementary schools raised a total of $14,608, middle schools raised $4,838, high schools raised $4,365, and K-8/K-12 schools raised $987.

“The Change for Children campaign is such a wonderful program within the Okaloosa County School District and I would like to thank everyone very much for their participation and wonderful support,” said Ken Hair, President  & CEO of Children in Crisis.  “The Change for Children program provides CIC with critical funds to help feed, clothe and care for our children at our Children’s Neighborhood.”

Antioch Elementary School was the overall winner raising a grand total of $4,022.76.

Ruckel Middle School won the Middle School division by raising $2000.00.

Lewis School won the K-8/K-12 division and raised $685.76.

Fort Walton Beach High School raised $2285.35 and won the High School division (pictured above).

To learn more about CIC, visit www.childrenincrisisfl.org, or call 850-864-4242.