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Hometown Heroes: The Maternity Home

Tampa Bay's Fox 13 interviews Corina Garcia as part of their ongoing Hometown Heroes segment. In honor of Mother's Day Fox 13 featured The Maternity Ward, a special program of The Children's Home for pregnant or parting foster teens.

Give Day Tampa Bay: Eckerd Kids & Family Cookbook

This year Eckerd Kids’ Give Day Tampa Bay campaign focused on the Eckerd Family and history. The external relations team revitalized Ruth Eckerd’s cookbook and Nancy Eckerd Nichols flew in from Georgia to cook her dad’s favorite meatloaf recipe on Studio 10. The campaign raised a grand total of $5,941.

Can big data save these children

Already, a few jurisdictions nationwide use data to help child welfare workers before a crisis unfolds. In 2013, child welfare workers in Hillsborough County, Florida, responded to the deaths of nine children who already had open child welfare cases by developing Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback®.

Brevard ‘Walk’ to Roll Out Red Carpet for Aldrin, Howie D

The red carpet will be rolled out for Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Backstreet Boys performer Howard "Howie D" Dorough, and Brevard County business and community leaders as part of Eckerd Kids' Brevard Walk of Fame, benefiting Brevard's vulnerable youth and families.