Children In Crisis Honors Top Fundraising Schools

Children In Crisis, Inc. (CIC) recognized the top fundraising schools at the May 28, 2019, School Board meeting and thanked the School District for their support during the Change for Children fundraiser.

Change for Children is an exciting fundraiser within Okaloosa and Walton County Schools. Elementary, Middle, K-12 and High School students bring in their change to help support The Children’s Neighborhood. In the past there have been talent shows, dress up days, pie your teacher in the face contests, and other fun activities to help get the students and staff excited about the campaign. In 2018-2019, the schools raised over $18,000! The Change for Children Program in Okaloosa County is run by Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism, and world understanding.

Choctawhatchee High School was the overall winner and the winner of the High School division, raising $3,529. Ruckel Middle School won the Middle School division, raising $1,937; Destin Elementary School won the Elementary School division, raising $2,114; and Southside Primary School won the K-12 division, raising $2,305.

Choctawhatchee High School – Overall Winner and High School Category

Choctawhatchee High School – Overall Winner and High School Category

Ruckel Middle School – Middle School Category

Ruckel Middle School – Middle School Category

Destin Elementary School – Elementary School Category

Destin Elementary School – Elementary School Category

Southside Primary – Community School Category

Southside Primary – Community School Category

Children In Crisis

Children in Crisis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of caring people, working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. CIC gives a home to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of the community. Before Children in Crisis, there was no Emergency Shelter in Circuit One (which includes Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Northwest Florida) for young children removed from an unsafe environment on short notice. For more information or to make a donation, call 850-864-4242 or visit http://www.childrenincrisisfl.org.