Eckerd in the News

A Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene: Jingle Jangle Jam

This annual event, now in its fourth year, is the signature fundraiser for Eckerd, a non-profit youth services organization headquartered in Florida. Henry "The Fonz" Winkler was the guest speaker for the evening and told the audience of his own childhood. The event needed $250,000 for the charity.

Beth Walton Channels her Inner Teenager

Journalist Beth Walton reflects on her visit to CARING for Children's transitional living home in Asheville, North Carolina. CARING for Children is and Eckerd affiliated program, providing services to more than 1,000 children and families annually.

Adoption Ceremony Touts the Ties that Bind

On Friday, November 14th parents and children gathered at the Pinellas County Justice Center to finalize their adoptions. The ceremony was in conjunction with National Adoption Day, which celebrates families who have adopted children and encourages others to do so.

Transformando el Future

Don'zyia Jones, age 6, is one of the youths being helped by Friends of the Children of Tampa Bay, a mentoring program that matches vulnerable children with long-term mentors, or Friends. Read the full article in Spanish.

All Smiles at Pasco Adoption Day

News coverage by WTSP Channel 10 on the 6th annual National Adoption Day in Pasco County which took place on November 7th. Reporter Casey Cumley saids, "nothing but smiles, hugs and tears of joy filled multiple court rooms."

Editorial: Supporting Children, Not Playing Politics

In Hillsborough County, the 13th Judicial Circuit Community Alliance, which includes Eckerd Community Alternatives, recently launched an initiative to connect unaccompanied immigrant children and their caregivers with a variety of support services.