Note From Our Executive Director

Tis the season of JOY!  How amazing it is to serve at the place where those with a heart to give are connected with those in great need. The staff and I have nearly been brought to tears as we have accepted a large turkey, only to see that same turkey fill the cart of a hungry family. JOY!  It has been equally amazing to see the last bottle of shampoo leave the shelf, turn around and welcome Brandon Legal Group at the donation door with a cart full of toiletries! JOY!  During this season of JOY, may we all remember those who are without and may we find ways to give with joy!


ECHO Handmade

We have officially launched! 
ECHO Handmade is a forward thinking initiative that brings together two resources found at ECHO:  an abundance of clothing donations and neighbors in need of work. The goal of ECHO Handmade is twofold: give participants (artisans) opportunities to earn income, develop entrepreneurial gifts, and experience hands on job skills training, while creating an additional stream of revenue for the organization. 

Our one of a kind products can be found locally at:
Orange Boutique 

and
Revolution Ice Cream




Thank you to those who give:


Thank you to the Mabel & Ellsworth Simmons Charitable Foundation for their generous donation.



Thank you to Expert Construction Managers, Inc. for their contribution to our mission. 


               

 
Be a Joyful Giver

Ways you can get involved:

1. Simply Donate Online
Visit our website at www.echofl.org
or Click Here


2. Donate a turkey
Because of donors like you, ECHO can provide our hurting neighbors with a nice holiday meal. Donate $15 today to purchase a turkey for a family in need. Head over to our website www.echofl.org to donate.



3. Volunteer
ECHO is in desperate need of Male volunteers to work the food pantry on Monday's or Tuesday's from 8:30-1:30. If you or anyone you know is interested and has any questions, please email Paulina@echofl.org or fill out our volunteer application here.

4. Gift of Hope Volunteer
We are so grateful for our 269 volunteers who helped during Thanksgiving Gift of Hope, and we cannot wait to see you again! Our families are provided with everything needed to make a great meal and also have the opportunity to shop for toys for each of their children! Join us in making their dream holiday season a reality. To volunteer visit
www.brandongiftofhope.com


Exciting News!

ECHO is proud to announce our new 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This is the highest possible rating and only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of a 4-star rating!
Click Here to read more about what this rating means.






Thanksgiving Gift of Hope was a success!

1,784 individuals were served

269 individuals volunteered





Upcoming December Events 
  • Mini Trunk Show
    Saturday, Dec. 10th 8:00 AM - NOON 
  • Community Garden Serve Morning
    Saturday, Dec. 12th 8 AM - 10 AM
    Planters, harvesters, and weeders are needed to pitch in at the Seeds of Faith. For more information, click here
  • Thrift Sale
    Saturdays: 8:00 AM - NOON
     All are welcome and encouraged to purchase discounted overstock clothing and small household items. Proceeds go toward the purchase of eggs, butter, and meat.
     






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ECHO of Brandon · 507 N. Parsons Avenue · Brandon, FL 33510 · USA