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What We Do

 

 

  

 

 

 

neighbors served

lbs of food distributed

served through our outreach events

Emergency Relief

The ECHO Food Pantry along with the ECHO Clothing closet was created to assist our neighbors who have suffered a recent emergency and need help with food and clothing. Singles who have undergone a recent loss of a job, income due to health issues, house fire, emergency foster children, or other hardships are encouraged to visit us. 

Our neighbors in need receive 20 lbs of food and are equipped with seven outfits and three pairs of shoes. Children receive two new pairs of socks and underwear or diapers.

If you know of someone in need please refer them to us.They can find more information on what we offer and what they need to bring at our website under Need Help.

 

Life Rebuilding Programs

ECHO has excellent resources in place to help neighbors rebuild their lives.  We provide an opportunity for them to earn their GED. A workshop where they can discover how to navigate the resources available to them.  A place they can feel comfortable learning how to search for jobs, create their resume and practice mock interviews. All programs are available FREE of charge.

GED
We provide FREE English/Spanish General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes, taught by retired, certified teachers.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Our Back to Work program teaches participants how to write a resume, search for jobs, learn the do’s and don’ts of interviewing and much more!

FINANCIAL COUNSELING
Individuals who have questions related to budgeting, managing finances, handling debts or starting a savings program, are encouraged to make an appointment with our financial planning volunteer.

GETTING AHEAD
A program design to help navigate the resources available for a better life.

COMPUTER ACCESS
We provide computer access, along with printing, copying and faxing for those who don’t have access.

REFERRALS: to parrtner organizations with additional support services and job search assistance offered.

 

Community Outreach Events

Our community outreach events provides school supplies in July, a hot Thanksgiving Meal at our Common Table event, and gifts for children in December.

Last year 8,106 neighbors were served through our outreach program.

 

Social Enterprises

“Organizations that address a basic unmet need or solve a social or environmental problem through a market-driven approach.”  Social Enterprise Alliance

The three models of Social Enterprise

  • Transformative Product or Service
  • Opportunity for Employment
  • Donates Back

ECHO Handmade – transforms donated clothing into fashion accessories, provides opportunity for employment and donates back.

ECHO Boutique and Community Thrift Sale – donates back.

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SAVE THE DATE
ECHO EMPOWER BREAKFAST

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.