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.