Eckerd in the News

Ex-Buc Clayton Helps Former Foster Kids Find Homes

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.

Catholic Charity Donates $1.8 Million; CARING Benefits

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.

500 Bikes Donated to Children in the Tampa Bay Area

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.

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.