Now more than ever there is power in the word “community!” At ECHOS, our staff work diligently to support our community by supporting members in need of additional resources, assistance, and education. ECHOS is the catalyst to ensure the assistance is impactful and making a difference.
Basic computer skills needed to assist with the community computer lab
Provide transport to local doctor’s office, pharmacy, or grocery store
Assist clients with moving into new homes
Volunteer at shelter:
To volunteer at the shelter, volunteers must submit a criminal background check and child abuse clearances. New volunteers must attend 1 training session. They are offered at the following times:
Space is limited to 10 due to social distancing restrictions. Call 717-361-0740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Weekly general clean/monthly deep clean
Deep clean and inventory supplies before the shelter opens
To Go Bags: bottle of water, protein, fruit cup with spoon, ready-soup, 2-3 packages snacks (PB crackers, granola bar, pretzels), and napkin.
Laundry Kits: 1 detergent pod, 2 dryer sheets (scent free), $3.50 in quarters in Ziploc snack bag
Blessing bags: bag of treats with a gift certificate for gas or groceries
Paper products: sturdy plastic utensils, sturdy dinner plates, drinking cups, napkins, paper towels, facial tissues, bath tissues.
Coffee, K-Cups, tea, and hot chocolate
Cleaning supplies, disinfectants, air fresheners
Click here for a full Wish List!
Hot and Ready dinner meals for emergency shelter (feeds 20)
Frozen breakfast pastries
Baked goods: cookies, muffins, brownies, etc.
“ECHOS is a much needed and valuable resource for our community. They provide not only assistance with homelessness or risk of being homeless, but also clothing, furniture, transitional placement. Through United Way, ECHOS is also helping to provide childcare tuition assistance for several community childcare programs, which would not be otherwise available. Financial guidance, tax assistance, and referral to other community services are also available if needed. With ECHOS leading the way, we can provide for our community members and families in need.”
Joyce Hardman, Director Elizabethtown Area Senior Center