East Cooper Community Outreach Partners with Local Vendor to Present Coffee for a Cause During New Saturday Donation Times

ECCO Announces First Saturday Donations
Mount Pleasant, SC (Thursday, November 29): East Cooper Community Outreach, also known as ECCO, has expanded its donation drop-off schedule to better accommodate the organization's generous donors. ECCO will now open the first Saturday morning of every month to accept food and clothing items.

ECCO will be partnering with local coffee purveyor Greens and Grounds on Saturday, December 1 for the inaugural "First Saturday." They will be serving coffee and small bites with a percentage of sales donated back to ECCO.

The first Saturday of the month, ECCO will now be open between 8am and 10am to accept donations for the Wellness Pantry and Clothing Store.

This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to clean out their pantries and make a difference with their morning cup of coffee at ECCO's facility off of Six Mile Road. The expansion of drop-off hours is being made in an effort to accommodate our generous community donors who are unable to bring their items to ECCO during regular weekday business hours.

Greens and Grounds is a specialty cafe that offers high-quality coffee and healthy food pairings, opening downtown on December 3rd. The company also has several coffee carts located around Charleston and at area events. Founder John Crowell believes in giving back to the community and has partnered with other local non-profits including The Green Heart Project and The Charleston Animal Society.

Suggested donation items can be found at ECCO's website.

Community members can stop by to stock ECCO's shelves this Saturday at 1145 Six Mile Road in Mount Pleasant off of Highway 17 North just behind Goodwill.
About East Cooper Community Outreach

The mission of East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) is to provide safety net services to our low-income neighbors, while empowering them to create a better future for themselves, their families, and communities. Founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo, ECCO was formed as an emergency relief effort and has since grown into a permanent resource for families in financial distress, the elderly and disabled, and the underemployed and unemployed. ECCO provides clients with holistic and individualized support, ongoing case management, and the education and resources needed for long-term change, with programs designed to fill unmet needs in the community while encouraging healthy living and financial stability.

Over the last 29 years, ECCO has expanded its programs to adapt to the changing economic environment and now helps thousands of local families in need. ECCO has three main program areas to focus on providing high-quality services in Basic Needs, Health, and Empowerment, offering the wrap-around support and education necessary for families to rise out of poverty.

Visit www.ECCOcharleston.org for more information.

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