ECHO would like to thank the following local businesses for being good corporate citizens of our community and giving generously in support of ECHO’s mission to aid our neediest neighbors. (Please see our In Appreciation page. )
Stuff the Bus for ECHO on Monday, Feb 20 between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm at Cardinal Forest Giant, 8320 Old Keene Mill Road! This program, sponsored by Fairfax County Government and MV Transportation, in participation with local stores, uses a Fastran bus parked at a prominent site as a collection vehicle for non-perishable food donations for local charities. The bus will be staffed, and donations in any quantity will be appreciated. Also, Giant will offer pre-packed bags of ECHO’s most needed foods at different price points for the convenience of donors.
If you are lucky enough to get gifts of new small appliances or computer equipment, remember that ECHO can use your old ones if they are still working properly. We have terrific volunteers, but they aren’t magicians! Broken appliances cost ECHO time- to clean and test them- and money -since we have to dispose of all useless donations in an environmentally responsible manner.