Project ECHO Thrift and Gift Shop
Project ECHO is opening our very own thrift store! This venture will enable us to gain the financial independence we need to further our mission of helping the homeless. This will also allow us to accept all of your clothing and household donations that our residents can’t immediately use. Hold on a little longer to those fantastic items that are destined for new homes and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we can accept them! We plan to open our doors by the end of June, 2017 and the key to that is having enough volunteers to run the store. For volunteer hours and applications as well as other info such as what we will and will not accept, please click the link below to visit our Thrift and Gift Shop page.
Project ECHO Thrift and Gift Shop
Project ECHO is opening a store! We need volunteers for stocking and staffing our brand new store. If you can spare 4 hours a week we’d love it if you spent it with us. No experience necessary but we do need reliable people who can fulfill a weekly commitment. Call, email or visit us online for more information 410-535-0044 ext.4, ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net.
We regularly need people to help around the shelter and in the office during the day. Hours are flexible and we’re more than happy to work with your schedules. No experience necessary; if you can answer phones and doors you’ve got half of it down already! Call, email or visit us for more information. 410-535-0044 ext.3, 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 such a blessing to know that our homeless won’t have to go hungry. Our monthly meal provider calendar currently has openings on the following days:
Meals can be made ahead and frozen or refrigerated and delivered in the morning, afternoon or evening on your designated day. Prepared dinners should feed 40 and lunches should feed 20. For more info please call or email: 410-535-0044 ext. 3 or email@example.com.
Want to join our Empty Bowl Supper Crew? How about the Turkey Trot Team? Whether you’re interested in planning committees, event set-ups, advertising, sponsoring, sorting donations, reading to kids, or you’re just looking for a meaningful way to get involved and have fun, there’s plenty of volunteer opportunities available for all ages. Call, email or visit us for more information: 410-535-0044 ext. 4, ECHOdevelopment@comcast.net.
ECHO’s Wish List & Most Needed Items
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.