Caring for Children

WHAT THEY DO: Founded in 1975, Caring for Children was originally based on a community need to provide emergency care to children due to abuse and neglect. Over four decades later, Caring for Children has evolved into an organization with diverse programs and services that meet the needs of children and families in Western North Carolina. Caring for Children joined the Eckerd Connects’ family in August 2014, and now our family of services has expanded to include foster care, adoption, workforce development, transitional services for youths and so much more.


  • Gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $5,000 with in-kind donations.


  • Donations of $100 or more will receive a Caring for Children T-shirt.
  • The first 10 donations of $50 or more will receive original thank-you artwork from one of the children in our program.
Caring for Children is a blessing to my family. They have helped us by responding to my family crises (they are available to help resolve the issues 24/7). They made us feel valued and supported as parents — they offered us support during the program services and continue to help, even after two years. They helped us with our children’s social and emotional development.
—Liza R., former client and parent of current client