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Havana Nights! - 7th Annual Friends of Fresh Start Gala

Please join Fresh Start and The Emerald Coast's Premier Events Band - the Mulligans for a Hot Havana Night on the Emerald Coast.

The benefit will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 6-9PM at the Soundside at Hurlburt.

There will be a Cash Bar, Hors D'oeuvres and a Silent Auction all for the Benefit of Fresh Start for Children and Families.

Individual Tickets are $45 or you can reserve a table for 10 for $400.

If you really want to heat up the night, please become one of our Hot Hot Hot or Havana Sponsors.

$1000 to become Hot Hot Hot Sponsor which will provide you or your organization with 4 tickets to the event, emcee recognition and company logo published on all Fresh Start promotional platforms.

$500 to become a Havana Sponsor giving you 2 tickets, emcee recognition and logo representation on all Fresh Start promotional platforms.

Become a Sponsor, Reserve a Table or Purchase Individual Tickets!  |  Download a Poster

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Fresh Start for Children and Families was announced as one of the four charities to receive a $102,000 community grant from Impact 100 of Northwest Florida, Inc.!

Grant money will be used to create the Fresh Start Family Activity Center,which would provide a supervised place for children to socialize and play while parents pursue training. The grant would fund a multipurpose building, ADA-compliant playground, recreational play pad, walking path, garden boxes, fencing, lighting and utilities. Learn more - NWF Daily News

You too can be a part of this impactful project

Repeat Street

We are in need of friendly people who want to spend a few hours per week volunteering at our beautiful and busy Thrift Store.

We have lots of great folks, but because we are SO blessed with donations and shoppers we need MORE friendly people! More cashiers, more donation sorters, delivery drivers, etc. If you have time, energy, and a smile we can use you!

Support Children & Families

Since its inception ten years ago, Destin Commons has donated over $1 million dollars to surrounding area charities through the Coins for a Cause program and will continue to support local community organizations through your generous giving ~ Makes cents, doesn't it?
Our Mission is to share love and compassion through a comprehensive educational, vocational, and economic housing program to help homeless families achieve self-sufficiency.

Fresh Start family featured in United Way's annual campaign video

Changing Lives in Okaloosa County!