This entry is written by Jessica Schafer-Locher, client advocate and office manager of ECHO. She may be contacted directly at email@example.com.
ECHO Thanksgiving Basket Distribution is less than 48 hours away!
The distribution on Saturday, November 17 is a well oiled machine run by Mike Farrey and the many volunteers who show up to lend a hand. We wouldn't be able to do it without you all, and we are very thankful for your support!
ECHO is still signing up those in need of a Thanksgiving Basket until noon on Friday, November 16. All who sign up for the Thanksgiving Basket program need to bring in their photo ID, a current utility bill and proof of income for the entire household.
There are many ways you can still help out with the Thanksgiving Baskets. Sponsors are still needed for the Thanksgiving Baskets. Each basket costs $30 and feeds a family of 6. If you would like to make a donation for Thanksgiving Baskets, please send a check to the ECHO Office at 65 S. High St., Janesville, WI 53548, made out to: “ECHO Thanksgiving” or visit www.echojanesville.org to make a donation online.
Volunteers are needed at 8 AM to begin packing the Thanksgiving Baskets at the Rock County Fairgrounds. Volunteers are needed at 9:30 AM for distribution and delivery of the Thanksgiving Baskets and at 11:30 AM to help clean up. You do not need to sign up to volunteer. Please park on the street and enter at the Craig Ave. entrance.
We also are in need of donations of canned cranberries to add to the baskets. Volunteer bakers are also needed still. Please drop off prepackaged cookies and bars (one dozen per ziploc bag) at Rock County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 17, between 7am-10am in the Craig Center.
ECHO is thankful to all who are able to help this weekend!
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