Friends of the Children and Eckerd on FOX 13 Morning Show
Eckerd has partnered with Friends of the Children, an organization based out of Portland, Oregon with chapters and affiliates in six US cities and the UK. Eckerd’s Friends of the Children Program assigns a full time, salaried, professional mentor to the highest risk children. The Tampa Bay Program is designed to target at-risk children, ages 5 or 6, who have been removed from a biological parent and placed in the foster care system. Lorita Shirley, Eckerd Chief of Program Services for Florida and Gary Clemons, Friends of the Children National Program Development Manager were guests on today’s FOX 13 morning show to promote the Friends of the Children kick-off event at Layla’s House in North Tampa tomorrow, September 24, 2014.