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SPOTLIGHT: East Cooper Community Outreach

Staff Report //March 16, 2020//

SPOTLIGHT: East Cooper Community Outreach

Staff Report //March 16, 2020//

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Mission Statement:

To provide safety net services to our low income neighbors, while empowering them to create a better future for themselves, their families and our communities.

2019 Top achievements:

  • Over 3,400 neighbors were provided hope and help through our services
  • ECCO’s Wellness Pantry distributed over $790,000 retail value of food
  • 836 families visited the ECCO Clothing Closet
  • 175 neighbors were provided with over $56,000 in financial assistance
  • In ECCO’s Dental Clinic, over 940 neighbors received $770,000 in dental care services
  • Over $186,000 in prescription assistance services for neighbors in need
  • 500+ patient appointments in ECCO’s Partners in HealthCare clinic
  • 103 education classes held
  • Over 570 families were provided with Thanksgiving Turkey dinners
  • 163 families participated in our Adopt-a-Family Christmas program

2020 Goals:

Based on the needs of the community, ECCO is always looking to expand and improve services. With the addition of new community partners, ECCO can:

  • Expand the warehouse to include a teaching kitchen & a larger clothing closet
  • Better support Prescription Assistance to allow for the purchase of expensive medications
  • Increase our ability to meet the financial assistance requests from the community
  • Add resources to better assist our homeless neighbors
  • Upgrade the dental clinic facilities and equipment
  • Create a shuttle service for our clients with transportation challenges

Fundraising events:

2020 ECCO Charity Golf Tournament – April 20 at Daniel Island Club. Sponsorship and registration information are available by emailing [email protected].

2020 ECCO Gala – May 15 on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Sponsorship and registration information are available by emailing [email protected].

Corporate giving opportunities:

ECCO relies on the generosity and commitment of the community and takes a fiscally responsible approach to program implementation by maximizing volunteer resources and keeping costs as low as possible, dedicating 91% of donations toward program costs that directly serve our clients. Below are a few ways you can join our team of support:

  • Provide hope by making a tax-deductible donation at eccocharleston.org
  • Sponsor an upcoming ECCO fundraising event, 2020 Charity Golf Tournament or 2020 Gala
  • Donate your time by volunteering at our campus in Mount Pleasant
  • Host a food and/or clothing drive at your business, place of worship, school, etc.

 

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