Upcoming Events and Benefits
Empty Bowl Supper XVIII
April 7, 2018
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Youth Reach MD is a statewide effort to identify unaccompanied youth and young adults under age 25 who are struggling with housing. By learning more about you and how we can help, we can improve the services and resources available to support young people in Maryland.
If you or someone you know is under 25 and does not have steady housing
please contact us today:
Complete the survey between March 11 – March 24 and be counted. Survey here.
2018 Grants and Benefits
We would like to recognize the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) of Northern High School. These students and their advisors have made it their mission to help Project ECHO provide hope for the homeless. From raising awareness by spending a cold night camping out in a parking lot to raising funds by hosting a silent auction and dinner benefit, this group has truly made an impact. We’re honored that they chose us and we’re thrilled that they continue to come back for events and service work. Thank you FBLA of NHS!
We would like to thank the Board of County Commissioners for their continued support of our homeless shelter. Without this substantial support we would not be able to serve the many men, women and children of our community who experience homelessness throughout the year.
Thank you to the Safeway Foundation and Dominion Energy for the grants that support shelter operations and allow us to best serve those in the community who need us the most.
Shout out to the United Way of Calvert County for the many programs that provide support throughout the year such as the Basic Needs grant, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program and Day of Caring. We are so grateful to have you as a community partner!
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
Project ECHO’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot
Our 6th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K was a record-breaking success! Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed. Your support of Project ECHO is making a difference in the lives of men, women and children experiencing homelessness in our community. This Thanksgiving we are certainly grateful for each of you!
All race details and results can be found here.
Photos can be found here.
Advanced registration and details for Turkey Trot 2018 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!
Camp Out For Calvert 2017
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.
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!
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.