ECHO’s Holiday Meal Program is designed to connect donors directly to families who could use some cheer. If you can purchase the groceries for a festive meal or grocery store gift card and deliver it to one of nearly 300 local needy families in time for the holiday, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Program Coordinator can supply a list of suggested foods, guidelines for the value of gift cards based on family size, plus contact information for the family(ies) you wish to assist. Plan to deliver Thanksgiving food by Sunday, November 19. Please contact ECHO by December 1 if you can provide a Christmas meal.
Each year, ECHO invites clients who have children under 14 to participate in our Christmas Holiday Shop and choose donated gifts for their children. This year, we hope to distribute gifts for nearly 600 children. If you would like to help spread joy, please bring new toys and games (not gift-wrapped, please) to ECHO at 7205 Old Keene Mill Road during our regular hours, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00. We especially need polar fleece zip jackets for teens, hoodies in sizes 14, 16, and adult Small and Medium, baby dolls, car track sets, activity books, and Barbie clothes and accessories for the many Barbie dolls we already have.