Coins For A Cause donates to Opportunity PlaceDestin Commons recently made a $1,000 donation to Debra McDaniel, the executive director of Opportunity Place in Fort Walton Beach, a homeless shelter offering numerous services to women and their children.
The donation was made through Destin Commons’ Coins For A Cause program which was created to help benefit local charities with the monies collected from the center’s parking meters. It’s a win-win because shoppers can enjoy the convenience of parking right in front of the stores, while local charities enjoy the benefit of donations made to their respective causes related to issues such as health, disabilities, education, the arts and children’s well-being. Coins For A Cause has donated over $1 million to area charities since its inception 10 years ago. “With a major focus on giving back to the community, we are pleased we could help Opportunity Place in some way,” said Heather Pike, Destin Commons’ marketing manager. “As we like to say, changing lives one coin at a time, best describes our parking meter program."