Our Mission: To glorify Christ always by providing our customers with superior comfort, added convenience, and improved health.

Charitable Organizations We Work With

Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. When we were founded in 1968 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd, the legendary power couple was often asked what motivated them to start a non-profit in rural Florida. Their answer was always the same. “It’s the kids.”

Today those words still hold true – but much like other families, ours has grown. Nearly five decades later with a presence in 20 states, our family of services has expanded to include foster care, adoption, workforce development, aid for the homeless, transitional services for troubled youth, and so much more.


Founded in 1968, Hope Children’s Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children between the ages of infant to 18 years of age. Most of these children have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned although some of the children have simply come out of a situation where a parent just needed help. Our purpose at Hope Children’s home is to share Christ with the children and while in our care to mold them into Biblically and Academically educated members of our future society.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Northside Services, Inc on BBB
  • Northside Services, Inc on Comfort Institute