Derek Clark dazzles at A Kid's Place annual luncheon

Derek Clark spent 13 years in the Alameda County, Calif., foster care system, contending with rejection, humiliation, emotional distress and overwhelming anxiety. But along the way, however, his foster parents planted seeds within him. Seeds of love.

Kids Charity of Tampa Bay Masquerade Ball

Stepping inside a vault in a former bank, guests at Kids Charity of Tampa Bay's black-tie Masquerade Ball viewed artwork by children in foster care, created to help "unmask" child neglect and abuse.

The case for sheltering siblings together

They had come from a foster home — things were not working out there — to this sprawling shelter called A Kid's Place in the Brandon suburbs east of Tampa.

Child Advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon to be inducted into FL Women's Hall of Fame

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott announced three inductees to the Florida Women's Hall of Fame, including child advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon, of Tampa, who passed away earlier this year.

Friends bid farewell to children's advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon

TAMPA — Dottie Berger MacKinnon won countless accolades in the months leading up to her death for her tireless work on behalf of abused and neglected children.

Eckerd & Kids Charity of Tampa Bay Partner to Bring 2,000 Backpacks to Foster Kids

TAMPA, Fla. – Eckerd and Kids Charity of Tampa Bay have teamed up for the 4th year in a row to provide backpacks stuffed with school supplies to abused, abandoned and neglected children.

Luncheon raises $100,000 for A Kid’s Place foster home

TAMPA - Dottie Berger MacKinnon tells stories that get community members to open their hearts and their wallets for foster children.

Foster kids in Brandon show ‘happy’ through camera

Being a kid in foster care always comes with baggage. And it is almost always ugly.

Photo project shows life through eyes of foster children

Hillsborough County's foster children gave a glimpse into their minds Friday night with a display of photography representing what makes them happy.

Foster children open show at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

When volunteers from the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts handed digital cameras to a dozen of the children at A Kid's Place in Brandon, they sent them in search of things that make them happy.