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.


Sep 12

Almond Country Quilters Auction to benefit ECHO!

This year’s Almond Country Holiday Auction is Saturday,  November 5th, at the Trinity Lutheran Church  in Paso Robles.

Guild members and quilting circles have been busy making quilts large and small for the live auction that starts atcoffee-club 7:00.  The silent auction  that opens at 6:00 has a variety of unique items such as table runners,  gift baskets, children’s items, place mats, aprons, and art work.

Holiday Auction proceeds are divided among Camp Reach for the Stars (under the umbrella of Jack’s Helping Hands),  ECHO ( El Camino Homeless Organization), and  ACQG Education Program.

Put the date (Saturday, November 5th) on your calendar and come to enjoy a fun evening and awesome quilts that reflect both traditional and modern ideas. It’s happening Saturday, November 5, 2016, Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Rd, Paso Robles. Viewing and silent auction starts at 6PM, Live Auction at 7PM and it will end around 9PM.

Here are some of the quilts that will be auctioned or raffled off:



Long Walk Home 2016


“Thank You” to the 200 walkers who came out for our Long Walk Home fun walk. With your help, we raised $26,000! Families, friends, pets – we all took a wonderful morning stroll around downtown Atascadero, and the walk ended a short time later with music, lunch and lots of prizes. (You can always take a tour of ECHO instead of walking, or do both!)

Please walk for ECHO in 2017! Join service clubs, faith-based organizations, businesses and other community organizations by walking for ECHO – El Camino Homeless Organization.  ECHO is North County’s homeless shelter and we need your help to continue to offer meals, shelter and critical case management services to individuals and families with children. More than 70% of our operating budget comes from donations. That’s why we need you!




Thank You! Empty Bowls! $28,000

We thank everyone for helping us raise $28,000 during our first ECHO Empty Bowls event!

Wow, we are so appreciative and the funds are a huge help for operating North County’s only homeless shelter!

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of our special day…



ECHO’s Empty Bowls – April 21!

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