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.


ECHO 2016 Organization of the Year!


Recently the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce presented ECHO with their 2016 Organization of the Year award. We thank the Atascadero Chamber for recognizing ECHO and our work helping the homeless in North County. Most of all, we thank YOU, the ECHO volunteers, donors, supporters and staff who enable ECHO to make a difference in our community everyday. We would not have ECHO without you!

Jan 20

Soltera Concert & Dancing With Our Stars Preview

Complimentary Solera Quartet Concert and ECHO’s Dancing With Our Stars Preview!


Eventbrite - Solera Concert & DancingWith Our Stars Preview

The New York City-based Solera Quartet is the Quartet in Residence at University of Notre Dame. Members Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola; and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Orchard Hall in Tokyo, and The Kennedy Center. Their accomplishments include an Avery Fisher Career grant and a Grammy Award nomination. The quartet will also be launching the newest branch of Project Music Heals Us, performing a series of “Prison Outreach Residencies” in which they will be performing exclusively in State and Federal prisons throughout Connecticut and New York. Deeply committed to sharing music as an agent for social good, the quartet will also continue to perform in hospitals, nursing homes, and yoga studios throughout the season. Solera Quartet is sponsored by Mary Bianco and the MOCA Foundation. Thank you!

ECHO is competing in Atascadero’s “Dancing With Our Stars” event. Come see Aurora William, ECHO’s executive director, present a preview of her dance!

Tuesday, March 7, 6 – 8pm
Dove Creek Church
9333 Santa Barbara Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

To RSVP online click the Eventbrite button above. To RSVP by phone or email, please call Mimi Naish at 805 792-0599 or email This event is complimentary! We just need to know how many seats you would like to reserve for your family.

Jan 16

GiveFitness ECHO Challenge

When you have a chance, drop into GiveFitness in Atascadero and do their Charity Challenge for ECHO! See how fast you can run on the GiveFitness Skillmill (you can do it!), take a photo and upload it to Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to add #GIVEc4cSkillmill. You’ll earn $1 for ECHO. If you complete all 10 challenges for charities, you’ll receive an “Challenges for Charity” T-shirt. GiveFitness is on El Camino Real in the Vons shopping center. Here’s their phone number if you have questions: 805 466-4483.



ECHO Volunteer Opportunities


We have an informational packet highlighting all the events we are managing in 2017 and how you can help! About 73% of ECHO’s operating budget comes from donations and fundraising. Not only does this fundraising support North County’s homeless shelter, it’s fun and we have a really wonderful group of volunteers for you to join!

We need help with ECHO’s Empty Bowls, 15-Year Celebration, Long Walk Home and our participation in Atascadero’s Dancing With Our Stars. There is a volunteer event activity to match anyone’s skills and availability!

Just fill out this contact form and it will be sent to you!


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