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Repeat Street

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Fresh Start for Children and Families was announced as one of the four charities to receive a $102,000 community grant from Impact 100 of Northwest Florida, Inc.!

Grant money will be used to create the Fresh Start Family Activity Center,which would provide a supervised place for children to socialize and play while parents pursue training. The grant would fund a multipurpose building, ADA-compliant playground, recreational play pad, walking path, garden boxes, fencing, lighting and utilities. Learn more - NWF Daily News

You too can be a part of this impactful project

7th Annual Gumbo Throwdown

First City Bank of Florida sponsored the event bringing in $6,200 for FreshShart!

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors, we could not have done it without you!
Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin, Fat Clemenza's, 790 on the Gulf Restaurant, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., The Crab Trap & Michael Alan's French Quarter Grill & Bar

Repeat Street We are in need of friendly people who want to spend a few hours per week volunteering at our beautiful and busy Thrift Store.

We have lots of great folks, but because we are SO blessed with donations and shoppers we need MORE friendly people! More cashiers, more donation sorters, delivery drivers, etc. If you have time, energy, and a smile we can use you!

Volunteer Spotlight Dave has put his heart and soul into the planning and preparation of our children's playground that we plan to break ground on later this year. Not only has he personally spent his weekends cleaning the lot, he assisted in the grant writing applications to pursue funding for the project. He is always available to fill in for a much-needed shift at the thrift store, and so much more! Thank you Dave, for your time and dedication to the Fresh Start mission!

Support Children & Families

Our Mission is to share love and compassion through a comprehensive educational, vocational, and economic housing program to help homeless families achieve self-sufficiency.

Fresh Start family featured in United Way's annual campaign video

Changing Lives in Okaloosa County!

$25,000 Raised for Families at our 6th Annual Friends of Fresh Start Gala: Football Edition! A HUGE Thank You to everyone who came out to help us tackle homelessness. We had a great turn out and appreciate every one of our attendees, donors, sponsors, volunteers and friends.
2016 MVP Awards Recipients: The Mulligans!