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ECHO Ministries Inc

ECHO was established to help provide for the spiritual and tangible needs of children in care.

Children are removed every day from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Almost always they arrive at a new home with only the clothes on their backs. We are a 501c3 nonprofit designed to help provide for the tangible needs of these children through our many Echo Shops as well as work within the community to strengthen the system of support. 

 

ECHO was established to help provide for the spiritual and tangible needs of children in care.

We work to come along side of caregivers by lessening their financial responsibility, so they can focus on the important mission of caring for the children. Each shop has a team of volunteers ready to listen, pray for and serve families.

Foster, Adoptive, or Kinship caregivers are offered seven items per child in their legal custody, per month, when they bring their placement letter or notorized document and driver's license for their first visit. New placements (placed within 90 days) receive 14 items on their first visit.  All items are free of charge.

All new and gently used items include but are not limited to: clothing, undergarments, shoes, diapers, furniture, baby equipment, clothing accessories, sports equipment, school supplies, hygiene products, and much more.

 

Family Experience Assistant

Our shop volunteers have the unique opportunity to serve, pray with, and play with children in our community who have experienced trauma. They also help to create and maintain an environment that helps the families feel truly special and loved. 

 

Locations 

For up to date hours and info check their website or facebook

 

ECHO shop - Auburndale

Cardinal St, Auburndale, FL 33823

 

ECHO shop - Avon Park

107 N Florida Ave, Avon Park, FL 33825

 

ECHO shop - Bowling Green

4531 Hwy 17, Bowling Green, FL 33834

 

ECHO shop - Sunrise

10216 NW 50th St, Sunrise, FL 33351 

 

ECHO shop - Winter Haven

5624 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884 

 

ECHO shop - Zephyrhills (coming soon)

6251 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 

 

ECHO Warehouse - Lakeland 

3625 Century Blvd #1a, Lakeland, FL 33811

Hours: Wednesday's    9am- noon

Hours are subject change. Check Facebook for up to date times.

This location is for receiving and sorting donations only. Donations are only accepted during operating hours. We accept new or like new items for children from newborn to 18 years of age.   We are not able to accept worn out clothing, used car seats, used toys or mattresses that are not in like new condition.

 

ECHO Coffee House - Winter Haven

5624 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Hours: Monday - Saturday - 8:30am - 2pm

Echo Coffee House exists to bring joy through coffee and community. We also exist to bring about awareness of and support for children in foster care.

Location

Hardee, Highlands, Pasco and Polk

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