Helping Abused Children This Holiday Season

In a bid to combat child abuse and neglect, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) asks the the community to contribute to the creation of a symbolic Wall of Champions at the Julie Sacco Porterfield Childrenโ€™s Advocacy Center in Niceville this holiday season.

The initiative is part of ECCAC’s ongoing commitment to bringing dreams back to life for children affected by abuse and neglect. The 14,000 square foot Julie Sacco Porterfield Center, with its new addition, stands as a beacon of hope for these courageous children, providing a safe space for healing and restoration.

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Individuals and businesses alike are encouraged to become champions for this cause by engraving their name, logo, or artwork on an 8โ€ x 8โ€ tile. Not only does this secure a permanent place in the legacy of the vital center, but it also symbolizes a commitment to being a champion for the cause.

Contributions from the community will play a pivotal role in building and sustaining the center, providing critical support to children and families facing the challenges of abuse. The engraved tiles can bear any name, whether it’s a family name, a company logo, or a tribute to a special person in their honor.

To join the Wall of Champions, interested individuals can simply order a tile. ECCACโ€™s goal is to have 100 tiles at $250 each for an 8โ€ x 8โ€ tile, allowing for the possibility of earning multiple tiles permanently placed in the Wall of Champions in the Julie Sacco Porterfield Centerโ€™s main conference room.

Lee Curtis, spokesperson for ECCAC, expressed enthusiasm about the initiative, stating, “This is an extraordinary opportunity for the community to come together and make a lasting impact on the lives of children who have faced unimaginable challenges. Every tile represents a commitment to being a champion for change, and we invite everyone to be a part of this incredible initiative.”

For more information on how to contribute and be a part of the Wall of Champions, visitย ECCAC’s End of Year Giving Pageย or reach out to Lee Curtis via email atย

Additionally, ECCAC emphasizes the importance of reporting suspected abuse and encourages the community to call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.


The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, protecting children, and restoring the lives and futures of these innocent victims. The organization provides a comprehensive, child-friendly approach to healing, with the ultimate goal of breaking the cycle of abuse and promoting a safe environment for all children.

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