We need your help! About 73% of ECHO’s operational funds come from donations! People just like you make it possible for ECHO to help homeless individuals and families get back home. We appreciate any amount ECHO friends can give.

There are several ways to donate to ECHO:
1. Monetary donations – By mail or online
2. Car or other vehicle donations
3. Food donations
4. Clothing donations and thrift store partners

Monetary Donations

If you send a donation by mail, please make the check payable to ECHO and send to:

P.O. Box 2077
Atascadero, CA 93423

You can donate online using PayPal:

Housing_Champion_LogoBecome a Housing Champion! For just $1 a day help put an end to homelessness in North County! Or chose any amount to give monthly! Use the PayPal link below to easily sign-up for an automatic monthly donation. This helps ECHO have a dependable source of monthly income. PayPal is a secure service allowing online credit card payments.


Use the PayPal button below to become a Housing Champion. Please put an amount in the “Monthly Donation” box before clicking “Automatic Billing.”

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Welcome Wall and Garden Brick – In recognition for supporting ECHO, your name will be inscribed on the “Welcome Wall” or on a brick in the garden. Both commemorate your act of generosity. The Welcome Wall is $1,000 and the Garden Brick is $100.

The Buy Now PayPal button below is used to purchase a Welcome Wall plaque or a Garden Brick.

Donation Opportunities


The Donate PayPal button below is for a one-time donation of any dollar amount. Every donation helps ECHO meet the needs of those in our community who are homeless and need help.

Donate a Car to ECHO!

ECHO is partnering with Mission Cars, a local nonprofit. Mission Cars accepts many types of vehicles, provides repairs, sells them at an affordable cost and handles all details regarding the sale and DMV processing.

Half of the net proceeds return to ECHO. The other 50% funds the Mission Cars charity, which provides service dogs to SLO County veterans who are impacted by PTSD or other disabilities. It’s a great way to support ECHO and our local veterans! Visit their website to learn more

Mission Cars accepts cars, trucks, airplanes, boats, RVs, ATVs, trailers and farm equipment. Please use the form below to donate or email ECHO Executive Director Aurora William at

Food Donations

Every evening a local organization prepares a dinner and serves up to 80 nutritious meals at ECHO. The food items we always need are for breakfast, school snacks, and lunch. You can drop these items off at ECHO after 4:30pm any evening. ECHO is located at 6370 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero. We are grateful for these donations:

  • Small bottled water
  • Snacks – individually, commercially packed such as nuts, crackers, and granola bars.
  • Powdered laundry detergent – we package the detergent into one-load size for clients to take to the laundromat.

Clothing and Linen Donations

As much as we appreciate the community’s generosity, we do not have the space nor the volunteers to properly handle sorting, storing and distributing clothing and shoes donations. However, we always need items that are wear out quickly:

  • Socks and underwear – all sizes, men, women and children
  • Twin bed sheets, blankets, pillows and cases
  • Bath towels – A style that is not too thick so it can dry-out quickly

Please donate clothing and household items to Gatherings Thrift  and North County Christian School Thrift Shop, both in Atascadero. Gatherings Thrift partners with ECHO and sends a portion of their profits to our nonprofit! We love this concept of “paying it forward!” North County Christian School Thrift Shop helps ECHO out with many clothing and linen needs.

North County Christian School Thrift Shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 – 5pm. They are located at 9330 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Please call to see what items they accept at 466-1679.





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