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 givehope@eccocharleston.org.

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

Each holiday season, ECCO’s Adopt a Family program provides assistance and helps families in the purchase of Christmas gifts for children (18 years old and younger). All participants must be up-to-date ECCO clients, and must not have received help from this program in the past two years. Upon acceptance into the program, clients will need to provide their children’s clothing and shoe sizes, hobbies, and interests, as well as a specific “Wish List” if possible. Last year more than 450 children received help through this program.

In October, be on the lookout for more information or call (843) 849-9220 with any questions about how to be part of our 2021 initiative.

Christmas ornament on tree

Holiday Meals

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

In October, be on the lookout for information for more information or call (843) 849-9220 with any questions about how to be part of our 2021 initiative.