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March 17th, 2017
VITA

Get Help with your Taxes

Need assistance filing your taxes this year? For information about VITA (free tax help) or to schedule an appointment before April 18, contact LaWana for at 843-416-7137. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who…

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February 22nd, 2017
Stephanie Kelley

Board Announces New Executive Director

We are pleased to announce and welcome Stephanie McNulty Kelley as the organization’s next Executive Director. A long-time ECCO volunteer and former Board member, Kelley has more than twenty years of experience working in higher education, demonstrated success in organizational leadership, a strong portfolio of consulting projects, and a lifelong dedication to community service.

Within weeks of posting the position, more than 100 applications were submitted. The search committee conducted in-person interviews and brought finalists to present at ECCO’s full Board meeting in February. Giff Daughtridge, President of the Board, said “This is tremendous for ECCO!”

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February 17th, 2017
Whale of a Sale

Whale of a Sale

Don’t miss the 42nd Whale of a Sale this weekend – the Junior League of Charleston’s largest blowout sale in the area. The event will take place at Trident Technical College on Friday, February 17, from 6-9pm and Saturday, February 18 from 8am-1pm. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Junior League’s mission of developing the potential of women and helping those in need in our community.

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January 12th, 2017
Best of Mount Pleasant

ECCO Named Best NonProfit!

We are thrilled to have been named the Best NonProfit by our community for the second year in a row – and congratulations to all of those nominated and selected! Over the last five years, there have been 184,973 votes as part of the Best of Mount Pleasant. Thanks to the community and readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine for your dedication to ECCO’s mission.

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January 6th, 2017
Huger flood

BCCOC Hosts SC Disaster Recovery Office

BCCOC Hosts SC Disaster Recovery Office The Baldwin Carson Community Outreach Center (BCCOC), ECCO’s satellite location in Huger, will host the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office to offer an additional resource to the community. Representatives from the SC Disaster Recovery Office, FEMA and Small Business Administration will be available to assist in answering community members…

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December 28th, 2016
BCCOC Angel

Angel Sighting at BCCOC

Angels come in many forms depending on culture. In the Huger-Wando (Cainhoy) communities, they come in the form of Yvonne Lincoln as part of the Angel Tree Program in collaboration with the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), thoughtful Santas and Mrs. Clauses, and many dedicated volunteers. This program has been fulfilling the Christmas wishes of enthusiastic children in our communities for the past seven years.

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December 15th, 2016
ECCO Holidays

Updates from Adopt a Family and Operation Fir

We are pleased to announce our annual Christmas initiatives to help local families in need and hundreds of children this holiday season. As part of the ECCO’s Adopt a Family program to ensure every child receives a present, ECCO has partnered with Operation Fir again this year to provide a real Christmas Tree and all the trimmings to client families.

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