Seasonal Initiatives

Throughout the year, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) holds several seasonal initiatives to provide assistance and help to local neighbors. If you’re interested or would like more information about these programs, please feel free to contact us at (843) 849-9220 or via email at

Heaters & Fans

Twice a year, ECCO has the opportunity to provide heating and cooling assistance to neighbors in need. In the winter, we’re able to provide space heaters and in the summer, we’re able to provide fans. Due to our limited supply, ECCO clients are only eligible to receive this service once every two years. Please call ECCO at (843) 849-9220 and ask about this program if your family needs help now.

Black floor fan

Adopt a Family

Do you need holiday assistance for the children in your home?

East Cooper Community Outreach’s annual Adopt-A-Family program provides holiday hope and happiness through assistance to ECCO clients with children 18 years old and younger living in the household. Assistance for your family may include clothing, shoes, and wish list items such as toys, electronics, hobbies/interests, sports items, and more. A full list of what each applicant will need to provide to ECCO is listed below. As a reminder, all applicants must be current clients of ECCO, with an assessment in the last 12 months and up-to-date documents on file with our team.

Applications are being accepted from October 2 to November 2.

To apply, call (843) 416-7132 or email

If you do not have the opportunity to speak with an ECCO volunteer right away, please leave a detailed message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note, this is an assistance program and not a “free toy giveaway”. As in past years, we cannot guarantee any specific gifts, or that your family will be adopted. All children must be 18 years old or younger and live in your household.

What will ECCO need each applicant to provide: children’s clothing sizes, children’s shoe sizes, wish list items like toys, hobbies/interests, sports items, art/fashion, etc.

Questions? Please feel free to give us a call at (843) 416-7132 today.

We are here for you and to help make this holiday season a little brighter for our ECCO families!

Christmas ornament on tree

Holiday Meals

We know how special Thanksgiving is for families, which is why every November we distribute supplies for a full Thanksgiving meal to every ECCO client who requests assistance. The meal includes sides like green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cornbread mix and of course a turkey! Last year, we provided a full Thanksgiving meal to over 500 local neighbors.

ECCO’s Thanksgiving meal distribution will run from November 1 through November 22. All participants must be current ECCO clients. Meals can be requested through ECCO’s SmartChoice Pantry software. Thanksgiving meals include 10 sides and a turkey or gift certificate for a turkey or ham (depending on availability) for your family to enjoy!

Question? Give us a call at 843-849-9220.