Dec 03

Shop online? Shop Amazon Smile and Help ECHO


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ECHO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ECHO.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select ECHO to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

ECHO & Giving Tuesday


Use the PayPal button below to make a Giving Tuesday donation. Every donation helps ECHO meet the needs of those in our community who are homeless and need help.

You can also send a check by mail:

P.O. Box 2077
Atascadero, CA 93423

Why is ECHO a great place for your charity dollars? Because ECHO is making a difference in helping the homeless population in north San Luis Obispo County.

70% Success rate! Of the clients who work with their case manager for 90 days, 70% become housed and self-sufficient again!

100% Success! Since ECHO began having Job Search Workshops taught by volunteer Kathleen Brintnal, all of the participants in the workshops have secured employment!

40% – 60% of ECHO’s beds are occupied each evening by children and their parents.

247,550+ That’s how many meals have been served to the hungry since 2001.

140,890+ That’s how many beds have been available to homeless men, women and children since 2001.

Volunteer Strong! ECHO has more than 1,400 volunteers who have donated about 23,500 hours of service. Those volunteer hours have saved ECHO about $250,000 a year!

70% of ECHO’s operating budget comes from donations! We need your help to continue providing ECHO’s shelter, meals, job assistance, children’s services and case management available to the homeless in our community!




Nov 19

Pasta Lunch Fundraiser

pasta_fbCome to Pasta in the Park on Saturday, December 3, in Templeton’s beautiful downtown park. This fabulous Italian pasta lunch will be prepared by Alle-Pia and Buona Tavola. Proceeds benefit ECHO, El Camino Homeless Organization, North County’s homeless shelter. Here’s the menu:

lnsalata tricolore de/la Buono Tavola – Salad of radicchio, arugula, mushrooms, and shaved parmesan cheese with rosemary garlic croutons in a homemade caesar dressing.

Orecchiette de/ buon Gustaio – Hat shaped pasta with rapine, sun dried tomatoes, garlic
in a tomato basil sauce.

Tortiglioni al sugo di carni miste –  Wide ridged tube pasta with braised chicken, duck, veal, pork and beef in an herbed meat sauce.

Focaccia al rosmarino de/la Buono – Focaccia bread baked with rosemary

There will also be live music, raffle prizes, a silent auction (weekend at a B&B in Temecula) and  free 15-minute swing dance lesson provided by Dan & Sharon Davis of Ballroom Dance for Fun, Atascadero.

Tickets: Adults $12.50, teens $10, kids $5. For more information please call Mimi Rodriguez at 805 539-7858.

Buy tickets at Upscale Resale, 590 Main Street, Templeton, Atascadero Chamber, 6904 El Camino Real, Atascadero or online at Eventbrite: 

Eventbrite - Pasta in the Park

Buy a Wreath, Help ECHO!


Do you need a beautiful holiday wreath, garland or table centerpiece for the holidays? Looking for a great gift for that “hard to buy for” relative or friend? Please consider ECHO’s fundraiser with Lynch Creek Farm! Lynch Creek Farm handcrafts beautiful, highly decorated wreaths, garlands and centerpieces. The holiday wreaths are made with noble fir, juniper berries, incense cedar, variegated holly, salal and ponderosa pine cones. They are affordable (many under $30), freshly made and delivered when you want them. Free shipping, no sales tax and ECHO receives 20% of every order! Just go to, click “Find a Fundraiser” and enter ECHO. Click the ECHO logo and start shopping! Thank you for supporting ECHO, North County’s homeless shelter!

Or click any of the images to go to the Lynch Creek Fundraising Page!






Vote for ECHO and Aurora!


What is “Dancing With Our Stars?”

Now in its eighth successful year, “Dancing With Our Stars” is a fundraising event organized by Friends of the Atascadero Library. In 2017, the event is also partnering with ECHO, El Camino Homeless Organization.

It features local community members who are partnered with professional dancers, much like the ABC television show. Anyone in the community can buy votes for ECHO! Sponsors receive premium seating at the event along with advertising and other benefits.

ECHO is a partnering non-profit benefitting from Dancing With Our Stars. ECHO’s executive director, Aurora William, is taking the role as a Community Star Dancer. All ECHO sponsorship funds will benefit ECHO, North County’s only homeless shelter.

Besides being a lot of fun to watch all the community dancers, Dancing With Our Stars is a very important fundraiser. You can buy “votes” for your favorite dancer by using our Eventbrite button to make a donation using a credit card or download the form below and return by mail. Every $5 equals one vote. So a $50 donation would be 10 votes for ECHO and Aurora! All donations go towards supporting ECHO’s services to help the homeless.

Eventbrite - Vote for Aurora and ECHO!


Click the “mail” icon to download a “voting” donation form that can be mailed to ECHO.

Would you like to be a sponsor for ECHO and Dancing With Our Stars? We have a generous marketing package and Dancing With Our Stars is a highly anticipated event in our community. We also need silent auction items and volunteers to help at the event! Please email if you can donate/volunteer or call Gail Gresham or Mimi Naish at 792-0599.


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