TripShock.com's Holiday Auction Raises $1,314 For Children in Crisis of Northwest Florida

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Gulf Coast travel website TripShock.com partners up with local tour and lodging providers in an effort that raised $1,314 for Children in Crisis of Northwest Florida.

Children in Crisis Charity Auction

Just the thought of a child waking up each morning without a good meal, shelter, or someone that truly cares about their well being is hard to imagine.

The winter holidays can be a hectic time of the year for a lot of people. Between the endless lines at the department store and several visits with family near and abroad, it is easy to forget about the less fortunate. For some families and children in Northwest Florida, there are a few less presents under the tree or none at all. Just the thought of a child waking up each morning without a good meal, shelter, or someone that truly cares about their well being is hard to imagine. Unfortunately, this is happening right here in Northwest Florida and their is only so much our government can do to help.

This is the reason why TripShock.com and it's many tour and lodging providers felt the need to make a difference this holiday season. Children in Crisis of Northwest Florida helps find homes for abused, neglected, and abandoned children. The organization has been around since 2002 and also offers an emergency shelter that is available 24/7. The facility can accommodate up to 16 children at a time. Children stay an average of 30 days and some have stayed up to a year.

The holiday auction offered gift certificates from several tour and lodging businesses in Northwest Florida. Bids for the items came from all over the country that raised nearly $1,314 for the non-profit organization. TripShock.com plans to run another auction next year and make it an annual event.

A special thanks goes to the following: Children In Crisis, Crust Pizzeria, Captain Anderson's Marina, Olin Marler Charters, Big Kahuna's Water Park, Cheri Salvetti Photography, Coast Cruises, Chartwell Hospitality, A-1 Charters, Emerald Coast Tours, Excel Watersports, GUSU Paddlesports, Hampton Inn Navarre, Hampton Inn Okaloosa Island, Gulf Side Trail Rides, Kayak Fishing Destin, SummerPlace Inn, TripShock, Kimberly Petty Photography, La Dolce Vita Watersports, Gilligans Watersports, Luthers Watersports, Medicus Golf Schools, Jen Townsend Massage Therapy, Melanie Barret Photography, Panhandle Helicopter, Shipwreck Island Water Park, Sea Screamer Dolphin Cruise, Destin Wheels, Walkin on Water Paddlesports, SunQuest Cruises.

Those that would like to donate to Children in Crisis can do so by visiting their website at http://www.childrenincrisisfl.org.

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