The MacNeel children continue their father's foster angel legacy this Christmas season. Gifts generously donated by Tampa General Hospital (TGH) employees and many other organizations and community members in the Tampa Bay area.
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.
Torieyanna was a fearful young girl when she first entered Eckerd’s Central Louisiana Wraparound Agency in Alexandria. Her adoptive parents were referred to the program when at the age of six, Torieyanna still could not read and was being disruptive in class. Since starting services at Eckerd's CenLa Wraparound Agency, Torieyanna is doing much better as school. She’s completing all of her assignments, earning A’s in conduct and making friends with other students.
Infinity Headbands will donate a display filled with its interchangeable headband accessories to Eckerd Raising Hope, a program that serves children in foster care in the Tampa Bay community. Company co-founder Ashley Fox has a passion for helping children because of her direct connection to the foster care system.
Tampa-based non-profit organization onbikes is partnering with Eckerd Community Alternatives to donate 500 new bicycles and helmets to children in foster care in the Tampa Bay area. This event leads up to the 4th Annual Winter Wonder Ride on December 13, 2014.
Jason Bryant and Jimmy Baxter, along with All Heart TC, are presenting a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in December, proceeds of which will benefit Eckerd Community Alternatives and children in foster care in St. Petersburg. Produced by New Era Thinking Group, LLC. Grand prize of $1,000 for winning team!
E-Nini-Hassee's tradition of cooking turkey in a bond-fire, or Turkey in the Hole as we call it, has been creating quite the buzz on social media. Chief Jo Lynn shares with us her recipe behind this tasty Thanksgiving meal.
Coinciding with the start of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take a role in improving their communities and donating to nonprofits like Eckerd that support families like Destinie's.
Eckerd Receives $10K Grant from White Family Foundation to Provide Emergency Clothes for Foster Children
For a second year in a row, the White Family Foundation has granted $10,000 to Eckerd's Raising Hope program, which provides clothing and other items to children removed from their home and going to foster care. Raising Hope is supported solely though private donations.