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Make Giving Back a Part of Your 2016 Game Plan

Terri Durdaller, Eckerd Kids Director of External Relations speaks to ABC Action News about the organization's Friends of the Children program. Eckerd's Friends of the Children provides vulnerable children in Tampa Bay foster care with a full-time and long-term paid professional mentor, or Friend.

Girl in Foster Care Goes “Home for the Holidays”

Kids in foster care often spend their holiday without their families or loved ones. But for some a special program called "Home for the Holidays" is paying for kids in the foster care system to fly and see their relatives for the holiday. For Daeshaunae Wooden, a foster child served by Eckerd Communities Alternatives, this means visiting her extended family in Chicago.

#BeSeen Photo Gallery: Eckerd Jingle Jangle Jam

More than 400 guests at the eighth annual Eckerd Kid's Jingle Jangle Jam heard an uplifting message from best-selling author and Food Network star Jeff Henderson on Dec. 9 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. In total, the event brought in more than $400,000.

500 Foster Families Get Bikes Just in Time for Christmas

Hundreds of bikes filled the Eckerd Community Alternatives parking lot. The organization was giving away bikes and helmets to foster families in the Tampa Bay area. A local group called onbikes made this effort possible; they purchased and assembled all of the bikes just in time for Christmas.

Foster Kids Get New Bikes for Christmas

Eckerd Community Alternative, the lead child welfare agency for the Florida Tampa Bay region, partnered with Tampa-based nonprofit onbikes to purchase 550 bicycles and helmets for children in foster care. Foster parents picked up the bikes in time for Christmas.

Eckerd Kids is Looking for More Foster Families

Studio 10, a featured TV show on 10News, has partnered with Eckerd Kids to create a new monthly segment for their program called Foster Fridays. This Friday they focused on the need for foster parents in the Tampa Bay area.