ECHO Yard Sale is coming! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 22nd to join the fun at St. Bernadette’s gymnasium from 8:00 am to noon for ECHO’s semi-annual yard sale. The sale of donated items benefits ECHO, and shoppers always enjoy the hunt for “treasures.” St. Bernadette is located at 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.
For the 25th year, letter carriers in Springfield and Burke will participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Please consider donating non-perishable, non-breakable food and personal care items such as deodorant, detergent, box pasta, jelly, macaroni and cheese, dry beans or rice. On Saturday, May 13, place your donations by your mail box for your letter carrier to deliver to ECHO. All food collected will be donated to ECHO. Last year local letter carriers collected over 25,000 pounds of food and personal care items to help Springfield/Burke neighbors in need.
Many companies have matching donation programs for charitable giving, and even for volunteering. If you are going to make a financial donation to ECHO this year, please double your gift, if possible, by applying for your employer’s matching gift program. If you volunteer at ECHO, check to see if your employer supports your volunteerism with a donation. ECHO uses financial donations to pay rent, or utility bills, or even for medicine to help people who face emergencies. ECHO also uses financial donations to purchase essential articles such as children’s coats, socks and underwear when donations are in short supply.