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Thank You! Powiggs and Smoke on the Coast

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The Fresh Start for Children and Families crew enjoyed a day of fun and fund-raising during the Smoke On The Coast at the Destin Commons on July 3, 2018. The annual charity event pairs local non-profits and BBQ experts in a cook-off competition. This year Fresh Start and Po-Wiggs Barbecue won 3rd place people's choice award! The biggest win was the chance to raise community awareness about the homeless and our programs. It was a great day!


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   - E-mail to volunteer or other specialty assistance

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!