Support South Walton
As our community continues to adapt in the wake of COVID-19, we’ve seen local businesses, residents and visitors who love South Walton step up to help those in need, whether it’s raising money to feed first responders or to help restaurant workers who’ve lost their jobs.
Here’s a look at how you can lend a hand of support to the South Walton community. We’ll continue to update this information as new opportunities become available. If you’d like to share something, please contact Matt Algarin, our content manager, at Matt@visitsouthwalton.com.
Save Florida Business Initiative
Support South Walton businesses during these uncertain economic times by purchasing a gift card through the “Save Florida Business Initiative.” This program directly connects consumers and their favorite businesses, providing a much-needed revenue boost during these tough times.
You’ll receive a $100 gift card for only $75, and all of the proceeds will go directly to the restaurants or small businesses. There is no limit to the number of gift cards you can purchase. Learn more by visiting Save Florida Business.
The Walton County Clerk & Comptroller, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections Office's have partnered with the Matrix Community Outreach Center to raise money to fund past due utility payments for citizen's that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. To make a financial donation please visit www.matrixcoc.org/
Donate to Food for Thought
Food for Thought continues to feed children in need although schools are closed for in-person instruction. An easy way to give is to text GIVEFFT to 44321. Just $10 a week can help feed a family! To donate food, find out more HERE.
Donate to Caring and Sharing of South Walton
This non-profit organization continues to provide food and financial assistance to those in need in our area, as their numbers have more than doubled this month. You can give monetarily online HERE or drop of these needed items at the pantry: peanut butter, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products, bar soap, canned chicken and tuna, cereal, rice, and pasta.
Sushimoto Supports Those in Need
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, many people in our community have lost their jobs or have otherwise been significantly affected financially. As a locally owned and operated business that has received love and support from our local community for many years, we are here to do our part. If you are struggling to put food on the table, please do not go hungry. Contact us via Facebook Messenger and we will provide a hot meal for you free of charge. We are all in this together. Stay safe and be well.
Gift Cards Support Restaurant Employees at Café Thirty-A
This long-time South Walton favorite and staple in Seagrove is currently selling gift cards and 100% of the sales will be donated to the restaurant’s employees. To purchase a gift card, visit www.cafethirtya.com.
Support Spell Restaurant Group's Employees
Spell Restaurant Group (George's at Alys Beach, La Crema Tapas & Chocolate, Grits & Grind, La Cocina and Edward's Fine Food & Wine) have setup a Venmo account (@spellgroup) where donations can be made to support their hourly staff. When donating, put the name of which restaurant you'd like to donate to in the comments.
Help the CAA Support Local Artists
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County announced an Emergency Relief Fund for Artists (ERFA) to address the immediate economic needs of local, professional artists who have experienced loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A fundraising campaign has also been launched to ensure that funds are available to meet the demand and need.
Donate directly to this fund and support our creative community by clicking here or by texting ‘CaaArtistRelief’ to 76278 or text ‘Give 100’ (or desired dollar amount) to 76278 to make a $100 donation. All donations, less any processing fees, will go directly to artists. If you’re an artist interested in applying for the grant, visit our Art For All page.
Bijoux Offering Discounts to Support Community
Bijoux, located in The Market Shops, is offering 30% off for hospital and grocery workers, EMS personnel and service industry workers. For more information, call (850) 622-0760.