non-profit, faith-community sponsored charity organization
ECHO has grown from being a food pantry and clothing depot to being a charity organization called upon to help meet temporary housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs for low-income families. Our services include:
- Food Pantry – providing food, including commodities
- Janesville Farmer’s Market Vouchers
- Senior “Stockbox” Program
- Bread & other Food provided to breakfast clubs, agencies,etc.
- Emergency Rent Assistance
- Emergency Lodging
- Cleaning & Personal Supplies
- Diapers & Baby Food
- Gas & Bus Vouchers – out of funding
- Humane Society Pet Pantry
01:00 PM / 03:00 PM
Due to COVID-19 and ensuring the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff, ECHO will be modifying their annual Toy Distribution.
This year, ECHO is requesting monetary donations or gift cards from Blain’s Farm n Fleet. Parents will receive a gift card(s) to purchase presents along with a prepacked goodie bag full of stocking stuffers and holiday cheer for children in need in our community.
Donations accepted now through December 10 at the ECHO office, 65 S. High St.
9am-Noon & 1-4pm, Monday-Thursday, 9am-Noon, Friday, or call 754-5333 for appointment to drop off donations.
Last year ECHO provided 517 children with Christmas toys. ECHO also distributed Christmas trees and decorations to 98 families who otherwise would not have been able to afford these holiday extras.
Please be a part of our holiday tradition.
Toy Distribution - Friday, December 11 at ECHO (65 S High Street)
Snow Day - Saturday, December 12
(Preregistration from Mon., Oct. 26 - Thur., Dec. 10 at ECHO is required for participation in program. Must bring photo ID, current utility bill with a Janesville address, and proof of income for the entire household.)
Holiday wrapping paper is needed and can also be dropped off along with the gift cards.
Any toy donations will be used for Birthday presents throughout the year for children in need.
11:00 AM / 01:00 PM St. William's Catholic Church
ECHO stands for Everyone Cooperating to Help Others
ECHO’s mission is dedicated to meeting housing, food and other basic human needs and addressing the barriers to self-sufficiency. ECHO seeks to help people help themselves through its programs and services, not readily available through other sources, and to assist them in utilizing other existing services and programs in the community. It does not impose any theological or political value system upon those served. It exists through the generosity of others in the community. Congregations help us, so do many individuals, businesses, school and community groups, foundations, and social service agencies. Requests for assistance may be made at the ECHO Office.