It started simple with a baby born in a manger. But celebrating Christ’s birth has become anything but simple. If you are looking for a way to put more meaning into your family’s celebration, come to the 27th Annual Alternative Christmas Market at John Wesley United Methodist Church to do your Christmas shopping. With your gift purchased for ECHO you can honor a family member, teacher, or friend by providing:
- 2 one-way bus passes for a person looking for a job – $3
- a 3 day supply of food for a 1-2 people who are hungry – $15
- a blanket to keep a client warm – $10
- housing for one week for a homeless family – $75
If you are unable to attend the market, you can visit https://sites.google.com/site/acmatjwc/echo-price-list, to find a gift that will be a blessing to our neighbors in need. Print out the Shopping List, fill it in and mail it in with your check to ACM. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Location: John Wesley United Methodist Church 1689 Old St. Augustine Rd. Time: Saturday December 7th 9a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday December 8th 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
ECHO is again partnering with the national “One Warm Coat” Drive through the Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation from now through January 16th. Please drop off your gently-used coats at Burlington Coat Factory in the Tallahassee Mall, or at the main ECHO office, 702 W. Madison Street. Soon we will be seeing clients who are need of a coat to keep them warm when the temperatures start to drop. The main goal of this initiative is to provide any person in need with a warm coat, free of charge. We find a significant need for children’s coats as they outgrow them so quickly. We also accept space heaters (in safe, working condition), gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets. Because of your generosity ECHO clients here in our area will be able to stay warm during our cold Tallahassee weather. Sparing any of these mentioned items will make a BIG difference to those without. So please keep these opportunities in mind…everyone needs ONE WARM COAT!
Charles Minter stands next to his brand new golf cart! Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket!
Charles Minter is the winner of the 2013 E-Z-GO Golf Cart! We sold almost 1,000 tickets this year which raise needed funds for ECHO’s programs. In all we raised almost $43,000! We appreciate all of our wonderful sponsors and golfers who supported us this year. And of course, our celebrity sponsor, Ricky Carmichael and his team who worked hours to make this tournament a success! Take a look at this video and check out the fun: Golf Tournament 2013
Ricky signs the check to ECHO for $42,775!