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October 9th, 2017
Diaper Bank

Junior League of Charleston Diaper Drop

ECCO was the fortunate recipient of 24,476 diapers thanks to the Junior League of Charleston and their diaper drive initiative during National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which took place September 25 to October 1. The Junior League of Charleston also distributed diapers throughout the week to other partner organizations including Florence Crittenton and Lowcountry CARES.

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September 14th, 2017
Fill Your PLate

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month and we hope you will join ECCO as we stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger.  Most people don’t realize here in Charleston County we have a 14.9% food insecurity rate (55,390 food insecure individuals in the Lowcountry) which is sadly above the national average. At ECCO, we work with men and women each and every day who are faced with making the difficult choice between buying food, paying their rent, or purchasing their needed prescriptions.

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September 7th, 2017
Be Prepared

Hurricane Irma

In light of the impending evacuation Governor McMaster expects to call for at 10AM on Saturday morning, ECCO will be operating as usual tomorrow, Friday, September 8 from 10AM to 4PM but will be closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We hope to resume regular operations and client services on Thursday, September 14, weather and conditions permitting. Please check social media for…

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August 3rd, 2017
Best of the Best

ECCO Voted Best Non-Profit Group

For the fourth consecutive year, since the category was created, ECCO was voted the Best Non-Profit Group by readers of the Moultrie News! Other winners  in this year’s Readers’ Choice awards include Advanced Hearing Care, Tara Griffin DSS, Roper St. Francis, Billy Swails – State Farm, South State Bank, and more. East Cooper Meals on Wheels was also…

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July 10th, 2017
Hurricane Safety

Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season has arrived and the worst months for severe weather are still ahead. It remains critical to prepare for the upcoming months in the Lowcountry. ECCO will host two events this month with local disaster preparedness experts and government officials, to inform and educate the community on hurricane preparedness and recovery.

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June 14th, 2017
Matching Challenge Grant

Join the Challenge!

As the end of ECCO’s 2016-17 fiscal year approaches, we are thrilled to present an exciting opportunity for you to double the impact of your gift! ECCO has just received a Matching Challenge Grant to inspire support from the community before our fiscal year ends on June 30. For every gift you give to ECCO, the Daniel Island Community Fund will match it dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000! You can help ECCO achieve a balanced budget this year and propel the organization towards a stronger future.

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June 13th, 2017
Huger Computer Lab

Congrats BCCOC computer class grads!

Thursday, June 1, 2017, marked the date of the first classes of students to graduate from the BCCOC/ECCO computer class offered in Microsoft Word. The students, comprised of 17, completed a 12 weeks course that introduced beginners to word processing, and expanded the knowledge of students with more advanced skills. Sheila Russell, Instructor, who presided over the program, gave the Address. The invocation and welcome were given by Mary Carson and Sybil Mitchell, BCCOC’s Board Member and ECCO Site Coordinator, respectively.

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