Project ECHO’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot
It’s Turkey Trot time again! Our 6th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K will be held on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. The time and location are the same as last year; the race will begin and end at The Arc of Southern Maryland – 355 West Dares Beach Rd. Start time is 7:00 a.m.
Online registration is available here.
Race details and printable registration forms can be found here.
2017 Calvert Community Resource Fair
The annual Calvert Community Resource Fair will be held Friday, December 8th at the Southern Community Center in Lusby. Several local organizations will be in attendance to share info about resources and programs that provide assistance, referrals, support, services, counseling and shelter to local families. There will be giveaways and prizes such as clothing, cold-weather necessities, pantry boxes of food and gift cards for gas and groceries. Visitors may also receive health screenings and enjoy a free catered lunch. Please join us and let us show you all of the resources our community has to offer!
Project ECHO Thrift and Gift Shop
Project ECHO Thrift and Gift Shop is now open! The store is located at 885 Main Street, just a half mile south of our homeless shelter. For store hours, volunteer opportunities and donation info please click the link below to visit our Thrift and Gift Shop page.
Project ECHO Thrift and Gift Shop
Volunteers are needed to staff our brand new store to help with sorting, stocking and general maintenance. If you can spare a few hours a month we’d love for you to spend that time with us. No experience necessary, you simply need to be willing to fulfill a weekly, biweekly or once-a-month commitment. Please call, email or visit us online for more information: 410-535-0044, ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net or www.ProjectECHO.net.
Shelter Monitor/Office Assistant
ECHO relies heavily on volunteers to keep the shelter running smoothly every day (and night) of the year. With only one ECHO staff member regularly on site, volunteers are needed to answer doors and phones, assist residents, and perform daily tasks around the shelter and in the office. The hours are flexible and we’re more than happy to work with your schedules. No experience necessary! Please call, email or stop by for more information. 410-535-0044 ext.3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual community members, families, civic and ministry groups prepare or purchase meals for our residents nearly every day of the month. It’s a blessing for our homeless to know that they won’t have to go hungry. Our monthly meal provider calendar is as full as ever but we still have gaps that need to be filled. If you’re interested in providing a lunch, dinner, pantry items or even occasional party leftovers please contact us at: 410-535-0044 or email@example.com.
Want to join our Empty Bowl Supper Crew? How about the Turkey Trot Team? Maybe you’re interested in planning committees, event set-ups, advertising, sponsoring, sorting donations, or just any meaningful way to get involved and have fun, there’s volunteer opportunities available for all ages. Call, email or visit us online for more information: 410-535-0044, firstname.lastname@example.org, ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net or www.ProjectECHO.net.
ECHO’s Wish List & Most Needed Items
Camp Out For Calvert
Camp Out For Calvert is an annual event hosted by People On The Go Of Calvert County. It’s open to anyone in the community, it’s fun for all ages, and all the money raised benefits Project ECHO.
This year’s event was held September 9 – 10 at King’s Landing Park. The participants had a great time and raised hundreds of dollars for Project ECHO. Thank you to People On The Go and all of the participants of this year’s Camp Out For Calvert. We appreciate all of you!
For info on this or next year’s event please contact Crystal Haislip or Connie Willoughby at 410-535-2413 or POGcalvert@arcsomd.org.
United Way Day of Caring
Tri-County Memory Walk
Empty Bowl Supper XVII
We want to extend a sincere thank you to all of the supporters, volunteers and donors who helped make this the most successful event in Project ECHO history. It practically takes a small village to organize an Empty Bowl Supper and Silent Auction for over 500 guests and we have to say our village stepped up and did an amazing job. We thank you all from the bottoms of our hearts! Please follow the link to the Empty Bowl Supper page to see the VIP’s of our village. Click here.
Winter Raffle 2017
The winner of our 2017 raffle wished to remain anonymous so we will not share his information only that he made a very generous contribution to Project ECHO out of his $10,000 winnings. We are so thankful to each of you who participated and we wish you lots of luck in our next raffle!
Turkey Trot 2016 – Thanksgiving Day 5K
Calvert’s Community Resource Fair – October 15, 2016
This is a fun, free, family-friendly event that enables you to discover all the amazing resources available within your community. Service providers and organizations will get together in one location, just for you. There will be free entertainment with a live DJ and plenty of giveaways, door prizes and a raffle. Don’t leave the kids at home because this event is just as much for them as it is for you. The Superheroes of Southern Maryland will be there along with The Balloon Nerd and Calvert’s own comedian and illusionist Reggie Rice. Did we mention the DJ? Did we mention the free stuff? Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss out on this one. Oct. 15th, 10am – 2pm, Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad at 755 Solomons Island Rd.
5th annual Camp Out For Calvert
Thank you to People on the Go of Calvert for hosting the 5th annual Camp Out. The money you’ve raised for Project ECHO is helping to improve the lives of our community’s homeless which makes you all amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Saturday October 1st join us for the 5th annual Camp Out for Calvert to benefit Project ECHO hosted by People on the Go of Calvert. This is a family-friendly event where participants are sponsored to spend the night outdoors. Click here: Camp Out Flyer to print this flyer and share it with your friends, families, fellowships and coworkers.
United Way Day of Caring
We are shouting out Thank You! to the United Way and all of the hard working volunteers that came to Project ECHO for the 22nd annual Day of Caring. You all did a fantastic job cleaning and organizing the storage rooms and cleaning up the yard and flower beds. We’re so grateful to each of you! To our residents who also participated and helped us make our home clean and beautiful, you guys rock!
22nd annual United Way Day of Caring
Day of Caring is coming to Project ECHO! We’re now registering volunteers for United Way’s 22nd annual Day of Caring on September 14th, 2016. We have two projects scheduled, one indoors, one outdoors, and we still need participants for both. Volunteer registration forms can be found here: Volunteer Form. Please feel free to contact Project ECHO or United Way of Calvert County for more information.
Back to School
Our kids have gone back to school! Yay! We want to give a big thank you to Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church and their Backpack Ministry and Girls Club Camp for putting together and delivering these brand new backpacks complete with supplies. We thank you for your time and effort in helping our kids prepare for their first day of school.
Not all donors and donations get photographed but we want to say thank you to every organization and individual whose contributions are helping our kids start this school year with all the tools they need to be successful. We’ve been fortunate in that we’re also able to provide backpacks and supplies to kids whose families have moved out of ECHO House. We couldn’t do this alone so thank you to each and every one of our generous friends and supporters.