First Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds Fest at Destin Commons a “Sizzling Success!”
Community gathers to raise $10,000 for A Bed For Me Foundation
DESTIN, FLORIDA, September 27, 2019 – On a sunny Destin Saturday, participants and supporters gathered at local lifestyle center, Destin Commons, for food and fundraising. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company earned the top spot among participating restaurants, but everyone was a winner with a plethora of delicious bacon dishes and $10,000 for A Bed for Me Foundation, a local nonprofit organization providing beds for children who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor or inadequate spaces.
“Our thanks to everyone for supporting the first annual Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds event. We are gracious for the partnerships to not only raise funds and provide more beds to children that are without, but also the opportunity to spread awareness of our mission. There are many children sleeping on the floor and it takes a community to make changes.” – Diane Freeman, Executive Director, A Bed for Me Foundation
In addition to the bacon-inspired dishes being served, the Hollard Band performed for all those in attendance while local artists Donna Ammons, Kathryn Hulin Guidry, Randy Lawson, Lenee Mills, and Susie Wood offered one of a kind auction pieces with repurposed headboards as their canvases. This unique event was all about the kids and making dreams come true!
About A Bed for Me Foundation
A Bed 4 Me Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to ensure that children have a place of their own to sleep each night. We understand the critical role of sleep in a child’s development, health, academic performance, and self-esteem. A Bed 4 Me qualifies each child and provides a bedding kit at no cost to the families. Our foundation addresses this essential need as we believe every child deserves a bed.
About Destin Commons
Award-winning Destin Commons, featuring over 90 stores and restaurants, is anchored by Bass Pro Shops; Belk; H&M; Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill; the largest Lush in Florida; and AMC Destin, a 14-screen movie theatre. The outdoor lifestyle center also offers 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, free Wi-Fi access, interactive pop fountain, and now open the Luckey Climber children’s play area. Destin Commons is located at the corner of US Highway 98 and the Mid Bay Bridge Road. For additional information, call (850) 337-8700, or visit www.DestinCommons.com, Facebook, Instagram, Dine Instagram or Twitter.###