Backpacks & School Supplies Needed

ECHO is in the process of packing and distributing over 1200 backpacks for the upcoming school year.  If you are interested in helping with supplies, here are the items needed most, as of August 15:

  • BALLPOINT PENS
    black, blue, red
  • COLORED PENCILS
    box of 12
  • MARKERS
    "classic colors" with broad tips
    "classic colors" with fine tips
  • DRY ERASE MARKERS
    broad and fine tips
  • GLUE STICKS
  • SCHOOL GLUE
    4oz bottle
  • HIGHLIGHTERS
    broad and fine tips
  • SMALL HANDHELD PENCIL SHARPENERS
  • DICTIONARIES AND THESAURUSES
    paperback and current
  • 3" x 5" INDEX CARDS
  • 3" x 3" POST-IT NOTES
  • PINK PEARL ERASERS
  • STUDENT SCISSORS
    pointed Tips
  • #2 PENCILS
  • GENTLY USED/NEW BOOKS FOR PLEASURE READING
    Grades K-12

Support ECHO Through Your Amazon Purchases

amazon smile logo_optPeople in our community who shop online at Amazon have found that they can support ECHO through their purchases at no extra cost to themselves. They signed up for “Amazon Smile” (smile.amazon.com) after logging in to their accounts.  If you would like to participate, put ECHO into the search block and choose the one listed in Springfield, VA.  (ECHO is not part of a national charity- we are strictly local, but many non-profits use the word “echo” in their names.)  Your purchases will then generate small donations to ECHO from Amazon!