Families can take photos with Santa and hand deliver wish lists from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, December 18 at Windjammers on the Pier Restaurant & Bar, where monetary donations and urgent supplies for Santa Rosa Kids House will be accepted. Photo by Romi White.
Tis the season for giving, and on Saturday at Navarre Beach Fishing Pier the community can enjoy visits and photos with Santa but also at the same time help abused children in our community.
Navarre Beach Fishing Pier and Windjammers on the Pier Restaurant & Bar Operator Ken Fountain and his wife, Tamara, are spearheading a Christmas collection of urgently needed supplies and monetary donations for Santa Rosa Kids House, which serves abused children in Santa Rosa County.
“Every child deserves to grow up in a family where they are loved, nurtured, and safe,” said Fountain, a Navarre attorney. “Santa Rosa Kids’ House has a tremendous positive impact on thousands of children in Santa Rosa County. Their mission of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery from child abuse is critical to the well-being of children in our community.”
Fountain went on to say that the work the professionals at Santa Rosa Kids’ House do is some of the most important work in our community. “If we all do a little to help, we can bring greater awareness and resources to this very deserving organization.
Toward that end, the most pressing needs right now are for:
• Newborn – onesies, sets
• 3-6 month – everything
• 9-12 month – everything
• 18 month – everything
• 2T – everything
• 3T – shirts
• 8/10 – jeans & shorts
• 10/12 – jeans & shorts
• 14/16 -jeans & shorts
• Jr. size 9 & 11 jeans
Additionally, the following list is for items needed on an ongoing basis throughout the year:
• Baby Wipes
• Little Debbie Snacks
• Bottled Water
• Lysol Spray
• Extra- Large Ziploc bags
• Reusable cloth grocery bags
• Gifts cards: Shoe Carnival, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Gas card
Monetary donations will be kept in a lock box until delivered to SRKH early next week. Windjammers will also be making a $1,000 contribution.
There is no cost to bring Christmas letters to or pose for photos with Santa, who will be at Windjammers from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, December 18.
Special thanks to Navarre Beach resident and local realtor John Sutherland for his help with this Christmas effort to help bring joy to local families while also helping abused children.
For more information about Santa Rosa Kids House visit www.srkidshouse.org.