Note From Our Executive Director
The sun was setting and I was tired after a long day at ECHO, but I couldn't take my eyes off of the young woman at the intersection just beyond Publix on 60. She was flying a sign that said: "ANYTHING WOULD BE A BLESSING". I gave her my card and encouraged her to come by and see me in the morning. But, as I drove away, I couldn't shake her. She was so vulnerable and she was so close. Begging... right outside my local grocery store.
What a reminder that we do not need to drive downtown in order to be confronted with poverty, nor do we need to drive downtown in order to serve.
Our local need is great and we need your help. Please consider joining us at our upcoming Empty Bowls event or better yet? Becoming a sponsor. Anything would be a blessing.
Empty Bowls Tickets Now On Sale
ECHO’s 4th Annual Empty Bowls is Saturday, March 19. You will be able to sample a variety of soups donated by area restaurants and take home a bowl made by local school children. Empty Bowls serves as a reminder of the hunger many people in our community face every day. Empty Bowls raises awareness of local hunger as well as raising much needed funds to allow ECHO to continue to serve close to 100 families every week.
Purchase your tickets now at:
Upcoming February Events
- ECHO's Behind the Scenes Tour
Thursday, February 18th 2:00pm
- ECHO CARES
Thursday, February 25th 10am-6pm
- ECHO Mini Trunk Show
February 13th 8am -Noon
- 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.
An outreach event for our homeless or potentially homeless neighbors. Lunch, food packs, blankets and toiletries will be distributed. Vision screenings and haircuts will also be offered.
Volunteers needed! Please contact Eleanor to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECHO is currently in need of..
- Male volunteers on weekdays
- Administrative volunteers
- Deodorant and toothpaste
- Haircutters needed for ECHO CARES Event
- Backpacks for ECHO CARES
Those who give....
A big thank you to Meredith Tucker and LuLaRoe Clothing for the enormous donation of diaper! They are flying out the door to the delight of many of our neighbors!