Hustle with Heart 2019-11-07T13:08:40-06:00

 

Hustle with Heart

Alaqua Animal Refuge

Making our resolutions a reality! We made a commitment to volunteer as a team for a different local charity every month in 2019. We kicked off the year with baby goat snuggles and puppy kisses at Alaqua Animal Refuge. Fun Fact: You can donate old towels, sheets and blanket to Alaqua and they will use them for sick or disabled animals, to line puppy pins, or to offer warmth and comfort when the temperature drops. We throughly enjoyed giving back and helping the numerous animals that Alaqua has in their care and we extend the challenge to you and your team to do the same! Click here to learn more about volunteering and other ways to help. 

Food For Thought Outreach

Every month we like to #HustleWithHeart by volunteering at different local charities. Today we decided to lend a hand at Food For Thought Outreach Inc by packing backpacks for local students! Each of these backpacks contained food for students to have during the weekend at home. We learned about the various efforts Food for Thought has developed throughout Walton and Okaloosa counties as well as future plans for the years to come.

Their overall 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. Recently, they launched the Food for Thought Lunch Club. The premise is, for $10 a month, you can provide two backpacks that will feed hungry children in our area. So, instead of dining out every day, bring your lunch to work and save to give!

All you have to do is sign up to donate $10/month: http://bit.ly/brownbaglunchclub.

The Sonder Project

Hustle with Heart March edition: The Sonder Project! A few of the PPR girls headed east last week and helped put the finishing touches on a home that The Sonder Project was building for a family who lost everything in Panama City Beach. There is still so much devastation in the area even after so many months. We were happy to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed so a family could have a home again.

3 of 12 months down that we rolled up our sleeves and helped a local charity. We challenge YOU to do the same!

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

We spent the afternoon with Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for our April Edition of #HustlewithHeart We helped their talented team prepare for the annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin This is the biggest wine festival event of the season which raises MILLIONS for our local community. Stay tuned for the check presentations later this fall to see what local non-profits this year’s proceeds with benefit.

We’re a third of the way done with our year! We challenge YOU and YOUR TEAM to take time away from your desks to go out and give back. 

E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Today we headed north of the bay and got to know our furry {and not so furry} forest friends at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center for our May Edition of #HustleWithHeart! After we spent the morning painting posts around the perimeter of the property, Laura and Bob showed us around and let us hold some of their slippery residents! We learned more about the various conservation efforts the center is acting upon, their summer kids camps which start next week, and the change our ever-growing tourism industry and the rapid development of Destin has had upon these animals and plants. Click Here if you’re interested in volunteering at the center. 

We encourage you and your team to get out and help our local charities!

Westonwood Ranch

For June we Hustled with Heart at Westonwood Ranch! We woke up early to beat the heat and learn all about the amazing facility and the beautiful family that brought it to life. It touched our hearts to hear stories about Weston, the son of the founding family that the organization was named after, and how he has overcome so much in 9 years and inspired so many people. We painted and polished the grounds in preparation for their official grand opening! Oh, and we also made some new furry friends along the way! We couldn’t help ourselves when it came to petting the horses, goats, and bunnies. What a perfect day and an even better cause. Interested in learning more about Westonwood Ranch or donating to the organization? Click Here!

We encourage you and your team or family to get out there and help one of our local charities! #HustleWithHeart

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

Taco ’bout a great time! This month, we rolled up our sleeves to cook lunch for the hardworking staff at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center! After cooking up a Mexican feast at their Niceville location, we took a tour of the incredible facility and spent time with the sweetest therapy dog, Riley! From mental health facilities to a closet filled with children’s clothes, the Children’s Advocacy Center is providing a safe space for children who need it most. We were inspired by their various efforts and the number of children they help protect in a year. To learn more about how you can get involved, click here

Dog Harmony

During this month’s #HustleWithHeart, we volunteered at Dog-Harmony and painted part of their NEW center! From education to fostering, Nancy Bowen and her talented team work hard to train pups of all ages, lead workshops for the community, and build positive relationships between dogs and people!

Currently, Dog-Harmony is looking for donations of outdoor furniture, decor, floor assistance, fencing, and more. To learn more about how you can help, check out their Facebook page OR go online to www.Dog-Harmony.org! Also, we encourage you to roll up your sleeves and volunteer with one of our community’s incredible local charities!

 

Walton Area Chamber of Commerce

During October’s #HustleWithHeart, we volunteered at with the with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Golf Tournament!

Before the tournament began, we lent a helping hand to pack up each golf cart for the 50+ golfers in attendance who were competing that day. We then #HustledwithHeart at the 10th hole collecting donations and conducting a fun game for the golfers. We loved spending our afternoon helping out our local chamber of commerce who gives back to our community each and every day!
 
Have you and your team volunteered for a local organization yet? If not, we encourage you to band together and give back for the greater good before the year ends!