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Gift of Hope started in 2009 when Metropolitan Ministry brought their Holiday of Hope tent to Brandon (First Baptist Church of Brandon) for the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas. They came and set up the operations for the holiday events and many of the Brandon churches that had a great working relationship, through Feed the Bay, joined together to run the holiday tent with Metropolitan’s guidance. We worked 2 years with Metropolitan before realizing the churches of the area could serve our community directly and decided to form The Brandon Gift of Hope. 

Since 2011 we continue to partner with churches to provide toys and register people in the community to receive holiday toys and food. We have a hospitality area, a prayer chapel, a shopping area (where each guest selects gifts for their children they registered for), a gift wrap area, wagon wheelers, and then they are presented with a gift card for a holiday meal.  The Brandon Gift of Hope is a multi-church community outreach Christmas event that invites everyone to come be a part of what Christ is doing in our area.

For many neighbors, Christmas is a joyous holiday celebrated with family and friends, but this year it might be different for neighbors who are navigating through very difficult economic times. Some of our neighbors are experience hardship for the very first time. Let’s be there for our neighbors and their children this Christmas.


ECHO is committed to giving the public online access to our financials (Form 990, Audited Financials, and Annual Report). Also available on our website are the following: Whistle Blower Protection Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy, Donor Policy, Donor Bill of Rights, and Client Privacy Policy. Being transparent and fiscally responsible is important to ECHO. We are proud to have received the highest rating of approval from Charity Navigator and Guidestar.

  • % of your donation going to support programs 94% 94%
  • % going to administrative cost 3% 3%
  • % going to fundraising 3% 3%

Corporate Giving

Businesses have invested in serving their community through ECHO for over 30 years. Businesses large or small can make a difference. Let us show you how.

Giving Stocks

Did you know that you can donate shares of stocks, bonds and mutual funds directly to ECHO? This is just another way you can invest in your community.

Planned Giving 

Leaving a gift to ECHO in your will or by beneficiary designation is a great way to making a lasting difference in your community. Here’s a guide to help you get started.

Others Ways to Give

Your gift today will provide food, clothing and life-rebuilding programs to families in need.


Funds donated in excess of need will help us continue to serve the hungry and vulnerable in our community, throughout the year. Echo of Brandon, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. A copy of the official registration (CH15550) and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration doesn’t imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Gifts to ECHO are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


Mia is just one of the many children whose parents come to ECHO Food Bank

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