Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Michael Clayton is giving back to the community, one home at a time. Partnering with Eckerd Community Alternatives, Camelot Community Care and Generation Next Foundation, he is helping young adults in the Tampa Bay transitioning out of foster care with a place to live.
In this multi-part investigation by Austin American-Statesmen Eckerd’s Chief of Quality and Program Performance talks about Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback as an innovative tool to reduce child fatalities in the state of Texas.
Tommy Henderson with Eckerd's Project Bridge was recently interviewed on 101.5 in Miami to discuss the program and to recruit listeners as mentors, volunteers and donors.
Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announced grant awards totaling over $1.8 million to 42 nonprofit organizations Monday. Several charities in Western North Carolina made the cut, including CARING for Children, an Eckerd program.
The Christmas and holiday season was made much brighter because, on bikes with the Wiregrass Ranch Foundation, Eckerd and The Shops at Wiregrass to donated 500 bikes and helped distribute them to children in foster care in the Tampa Bay area.
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.
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.
Onbikes hosted its annual Winter Wonder Ride this week in Tampa, FL. Proceeds from the event will go towards children's bicycles and helmets that will be donated Eckerd Community Alternatives.
Mike Carroll has been permanently appointed to the head of Florida DCF. Carroll worked with Eckerd to develop a rapid safety feedback program after nearly a dozen Tampa area children died. Now, a computer system can immediately flag high risk families.
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.