Note From Our Executive Director
I am often asked how we screen our clients. Folks want to know if those coming in for help are truly in need.
While we do not require financial statements, I can say with confidence that yes. Our families are truly in need. Many of our client's are the working poor. One unforeseen medical bill or car repair is enough to push these families into true crisis. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for the support of people just like you who make it possible for ECHO to offer true hope and help to those who need it most, right here in our own backyard.
Look what's happening...
Christmas is right around the corner...
That means our annual Gift of Hope, Part 2, is now in full swing! This event is a true partnership: ECHO, 11 area churches, and the business community join forces to provide 800 local families with toys for their children and food for their holiday celebrations.
KNOW A FAMILY IN NEED?
Registration is open THIS WEEK between 8:30 am-12:30 pm at ECHO or the Compassion House.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Please visit the Gift of Hope website for available positions.
THANKSGIVING GIFT OF HOPE
NUMBERS ARE IN!
459 Families Served!
258 Volunteers Participated!
So many smiling faces and grateful hearts. It was truly a joy for those served as well as those who served!
Upcoming December Events
- Free Vision Screening: Monday December 21st 9 am-Noon, walk in's welcome.
- ECHO Thrift Sale Saturdays: 8 am -Noon. Come help refresh our stock while raising money for ECHO! All are welcome and encouraged to purchase discounted overstock clothing and small household items.
- Upcoming Thrift sale dates:
- December 5th, 12th and 19th.
ECHO is currently in need of..
- 4 Office Chairs (gently used)
- Men's Clothing & Shoes
Those who give.....
We are grateful for the generous donations by the Mosaic Company, the DeBartolo Family Foundation, as well as Brenda Wade Realty! Their generous grants put meat on the table for close to 1400 families this holiday season!