Volunteer at an ECHO event!


3rd Annual Empty Bowls

April 26th 11:30am-1:30pm @ Atascadero Bible Church (6225 Atascadero Avenue)

Join us for our 2018 Empty Bowls community luncheon benefitting ECHO.

Every lunch participant receives:

  • A fun lunch served by local celebrities

  • Delicious soup and bread prepared by local chefs

  • A beautiful bowl - some handmade by local potters, some decorated by school children, others from our "eclectic collection" gathered by ECHO volunteers!

  • A wonderful handmade potholder, trivet, mug rug, or another special item crafted by local knitters and quilters

  • Chance to win great raffle prizes - one free raffle ticket!

We thank Atascadero Bible Church for donating a wonderful location for our event again!

If you would like to volunteer at Empty Bowls 2018 please fill out this form:

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Long Walk Home 2016 - $26,000 raised!
Long Walk Home 2016 was wonderful. We thank all of our supporters! We raised more than $26,000. Fill-out the form above to become an event volunteer for this year's event! To learn more about Long Walk Home, email info@echoshelter.net or just fill-out the form below. 

Long Walk Home 2017 - $31,000 raised!
Once again, we had a wonderful turn-out from our ECHO friends in the community! Thank you for your support! We thank the Atascadero Kiwanis for serving up a great pancakes & sausage breakfast, Craig Dingman for once again providing beautiful music, and the Atascadero High School Drum Line for leading us to the steps of City Hall for a community photo.  We also thank Roger Bowsky for taking all the photos.

Hope Lutheran Church won the Galaxy Theater prize for the most walkers and Stephanie Stefancich’s team called “HE>me” won the prize for the most funds raised. They will watch the Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade from a vessel donated by Virg’s Landing Sportfishing! Virg’s Landing and the Atascadero Galaxy Theaters were generous sponsors – thank you!

We hope to see you next year at the 7th annual event supported by North County service clubs, faith-based groups, businesses and the community to support ECHO!