ECHO is getting ready for the holiday season by seeking donors for the Christmas Adopt-a-Family program (AAF). The AAF program has been around for over 30 years. Last year we helped 84 low-income families and individuals in need with the help of generous donors in the community. We are seeking more donors this year so that we can assist even more families and individuals who are trying to get on their feet as they economy is finally rebounding.
This holiday season we have set a goal to help 100 individuals and families. All of the families and individuals in this program either live on Social Security, disability, or work jobs that pay minimum wage or just a few dollars more. It is hard to pay rent and utilities and provide food for the table, let alone worrying about buying clothes or household items for your children or even yourself.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider joining ECHO in adopting a family or individual this year. If you would like to participate or have more questions about the program, please call Jessica at ECHO at 754-5333. The deadline for donor sign-up is Friday, November 13. If you miss the deadline or don’t want to adopt a whole family you can still help by donating to our Holiday Toy Program.