Privately Funded Services: Serving Eckerd’s youth.
Eckerd Raising Hope is a program of Eckerd’s private division and supported solely through private contributions and community volunteerism. Eckerd Raising Hope’s mission is to provide much-needed resource assistance to children and families that provides for their emergency, enrichment and transitional needs when government (public) funds fall short, and that promotes their well-being and instills in them a sense of pride and dignity.
Since Eckerd Raising Hope does not rely on government (public) funds, community support is vital to sustaining and growing our efforts. To achieve our mission, we are building an army of community volunteers and supporters known as “Hope Raisers” who volunteer their time, donate goods/services, or make monetary contributions. Eckerd Raising Hope is designed to not only benefit children and families who will be strengthened and supported by these resources, but also the greater community who will benefit from volunteerism, community service, economic development opportunities, and the greater social good.