Emerald Coast Toys for Tots

indexAR-151039963.jpgThe Nathan Abbott Team was honored to be a drop off location for The Emerald Coast Toys for Tots again this year. The outpouring of toys from our friends, neighbors, clients and business associates was astounding! We collected toys at our office in Miramar Beach and last week at an open house we hosted at one of our listings, a beautiful waterfront estate at 1780 Driftwood Point Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Since 2003, the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, under the coordination of Ashley Botelho, has partnered with the Marine Corps League Detachment 915 and U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots program. Already to date, 10,215 children in Okaloosa and Walton counties alone will be receiving a toy this Christmas, who might not otherwise.

Even though our toy drop off deadline is past, it’s not too late to donate toys. Give Ashley Botelho-Jones a call at 850-533-6219 or click here to make an online donation.

Shelter House 5K/9K Luminaria Run

shelter houseWith the season of thankfulness and giving upon us, the Nathan Abbott Team at ResortQuest encourages our community to join us in supporting Shelter House by sponsoring, running, and/or fundraising for the 5th Annual Luminaria 5K/9K Run on Saturday, December 5th, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. We are proud to be Platinum Sponsors of the Luminaria Run benefiting Shelter House, Inc with Amanda Abbott & Stacie Boudreaux, both Real Estate Agents with the Nathan Abbott Team, entering the run. The courses start at Bubba Gump Shrimp & Co. at 14059 Emerald Coast Parkway. in Destin, that is lined with more than 2,000 luminaries, symbolizing how Shelter House and community partners light the way to a safer place for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Luminaria Run hopes to achieve its fundraising goal of $15,000! To register, sponsor or make a donation, please click here.

Shelter House, Inc. is the only certified domestic and sexual violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties. The non-profit center provides support in the way of shelter, intervention and primary prevention programs to the community through education, awareness and advocating for social change. The supportive environment works to make every survivor feel safe, empowered and confident. All services provided are free and confidential. Contact Shelter House at info@shelterhousenwfl.org. They also offer a 24-hour Hotline:  850-863-4777.

The Nathan Abbott Team Supports The Emerald Coast

image1The Emerald Coast is best known for our beautiful beaches with turquoise green waters that span the panhandle from Pensacola to Panama City Beach making it a top tourist destination year after year. The hidden gem, and local’s secret is the community of people that make the Emerald Coast our home.  The communities that make up the coastline referred to as the Emerald Coast are rich with beautiful seascapes, history and wonderful organizations!

We work diligently with our clients to find their dream home and investment properties. In addition, we are proud to give back and participate with ongoing local events that benefit wonderful causes.  The Nathan Abbott Team supports Food for Thought every month packing backpacks to benefit area elementary school kids in financially insecure homes as well as several FFT events throughout the year.

This month, we sponsored the 7th Annual Duck Regatta & Guglielmo’s Golf ParTee Tournament – both benefited Sacred Heart Hospital.  Nathan Abbott Team has built a team to participate and sponsor the “Out of the Darkness” Walk to support American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on November 14th at Beasley Park in Ft. Walton Beach at 12pm.  Please join us by clicking here and let us know if you have an upcoming event we can support as well! 

“Back to School” Food Drive for Local Families

image1We are excited to join Food for Thought again this year for the 2nd Annual “Stock the Pantry Party”, with a food drive leading up to the event. From now until August 20th, the Nathan Abbott Team is accepting donations on behalf of Food for Thought local children’s charity.  We are encouraging friends, clients and business partners to join us in the food drive to help FFT and we’re giving a prize away to promote the drive, it’s a win/ win for everyone! 

Every donation made is entered into a Beach Getaway package valued over $1,000 that includes golf to Emerald Bay, Wyndam Vacations Voucher, beach towel and sunglasses!  Please stop by office during regular business hours to drop off any of the following items (in plastic please): peanut butter, jelly, pop-top canned goods, fruit cups, oatmeal, snack bars, etc…

Please drop off donations to the Nathan Abbott Team office: 9657 Highway 98 West, Miramar Beach, FL and you’re entered to win!  If you’re unable to drop off items, call us and we’ll pick them up 850-460-8753.

Food for Thought has been working to fight child hunger since 2010, and currently serves 15 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, providing backpacks for 770 students each week. Their mission is to remove the negative impacts of hunger, and empower a child to get the most out of their education and development by providing them weekly access to healthy, easy to prepare meals. For more information, such as donation locations, pantry items needed, and opportunities to volunteer, please email info@fftfl.org.  We are proud to join Food for Thought in their initiative to combat hunger locally and appreciate your help as well!

4th Annual “Walk Her Way” Event

Last Friday night, the Nathan Abbott Team dressed in “Raver” costumes and walked with 600 other men, women and children to show support of domestic violence awareness. Walk Her Way, an annual one mile fun walk in Rosemary Beach, raised more than $25,000 for the Rosemary Beach Foundation and Shelter House this year!

Men, women and children of all ages donned festive costumes, put on high heels and followed the New Orleans style brass band through Rosemary Beach to raise awareness of domestic violence. This was our second year to join in the walk in Rosemary Beach and we look forward to next year already. With much excitement we were pleased to take home two awards for our team: the “oh my gosh goulash” and “best costume” awards.

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Shelter House is the domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties.  All services provided  by Shelter House are free and confidential for victims and include a 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling, advocacy, outreach, primary prevention, transitional housing, confidential shelter and supportive services for family members.

Rosemary Beach Foundation supports non-profit organizations and local causes through donations, sponsorships, community and volunteer activities.  In our 8-year history, Rosemary Beach Foundation donated over $400,000.

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