Have a question about a donation? Please call 703-569-7972. From the ECHO Volunteers, a special thank you to the community for the faithful and generous support you have given to ECHO over the past 9 months of the pandemic. Because of the incredibly genereous donations each week, through November, ECHO has been able to provide:
- 1578 families with enough food to sustain them for several weeks per visit
- 746 families with clothing
- 928 families with housing and utility financial assistance
- 651 families with holiday meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Nearly 600 children with new holiday toys
ECHO could not do the work we do without the generosity of our donors!
Here are some ways you can make a difference: • Organize a food drive with friends, neighbors, or other groups you belong to using the Most Needed Items List below and drop off the items you collect at ECHO (7205 Old Keene Mill Rd.) OR see the Upcoming Food Drive list below to plan to give needed items at designated locations. • Donate financial assistance to help with rent and utility payments and fresh food coupons by visiting the Donate Money tab on ECHO’s homepage • Shop for ECHO on Amazon by visiting the ECHO Wishlist for a variety of items needed by ECHO’s Food and Clothing Departments. In order to assure deliveries when ECHO is closed, please choose the delivery address: ECHO c/o A King in Alexandria VA.See the lists below for details and read on for answers to some frequently asked questions. Thank you to our community for making a difference in the lives of others.
DONATING DIRECTLY TO ECHO
Most Needed Items:
ECHO Food Room Needed Items- June 20, 2021
As school has ended and families are making their summer plans, the usual seasonal drop of donations has begun. Yet clients continue to see ECHO as a primary source of food. Covid saw a 108 percent increase in the food insecure yet 66 percent of these people are employed. The rise in the cost of food may be a factor. We just ask that as you shop for your family that you pick up an item or two for our neighbors in need.
Our average size family is four members. Also, many of our clients have minimal food storage areas. Dispersing “super” size items is difficult.
- Cooking Oil
- Bag (Dry) Beans
- Pancake Mix
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Instant (Box) Potatoes
- Can Tomatoes (16 oz. and 28 oz.)
- Bag (Dry) Rice
- Peanut Butter
- Maseca type flour
- Juice (Juice pouches or Boxes)
- Shaving Cream
- Facial Tissue
- Children’s OTC Pain/Flu/Cold relief
- Hand/Body Lotion
- Diapers Size 4, 5 and 6
- Baby Wipes (Not Flushables)
- Sanitary Napkins
- Toilet Paper
|SELECT CLOTHING ITEMS
- Children's SUMMER Clothes (no winter at this time)
- Men’s and Women’s SMALL and MEDIUM SUMMER clothing for teen boys & girls
- Boy's Large "No Show" socks
- Boy's underwear size 10-12
**Click here for the list of New School Supplies**
DONATION Q & A
Can I order items online and have them delivered to ECHO? You can help ECHO by ordering on Amazon.com from the ECHO Amazon Wishlist. The list will include items of food and clothing and household supplies that will be posted as needed. In order to assure deliveries when ECHO is closed, please choose the delivery address: ECHO c/o A King in Alexandria VA. To make your donation even more effective, after placing an item in your cart go to Amazon Smile and complete your purchase from your cart there. If you designate ECHO as your selected charitable organization a portion of the cost of your purchase will be donated to ECHO by Amazon. Remember to use Amazon Smile regularly whenever you shop and ECHO, as your designated charity, will receive a donation from Amazon every time you make a purchase. Thanks for shopping for us!
How do I drop off my donation? The above items may be dropped off at the ECHO donation door, Door #6, 7205 Old Keene Mill Rd. Springfield, VA, 22150. We are currently open Monday-Friday from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm or Tues, and Thurs evening from 7 pm – 9 pm. Note – We are closed on Wednesday Evenings until further notice.
Will I need to park and come into ECHO? Donation Door volunteers will come out to your car and carry in the donations so you will not have to come in close contact anyone else.
I can’t go out at the present time but I want to help. Are there other ways to help ECHO clients meet their needs? If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with the purchase of items as the pantry is depleted, please visit Donate Money for instructions.
What else does ECHO need? ECHO will only be accepting the items listed above until further notice. Please hold off on donations of other clothing and housewares until our volunteer staff is able to process these items once again.
What should I do with other donations for ECHO? ECHO would greatly appreciate if you would save your donations of housewares and other clothing until we return to full staffing when this emergency is over. If you have donations that you would rather not save until then, you may want to consider contacting Project B Green and select/write-in ECHO, Inc. as the benefiting organization. You can schedule a home pick-up of gently used clothing, shoes, household items or furniture. Please call 888-987-1305 or visit www.projectbgreen.com. We are grateful to the Springfield/Burke community and all donors for the care and concern being shown in support of ECHO clients. Please check back here and our Facebook page for further updates.