This one takes a little explaining. Last June, I had a meeting with Cathy Moore (the executive director) at ECHOS (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services). As my wife is always after me to cull unused items from our house, I brought three assorted cooking pans and a kitchen knife set to see if any of ECHOS clients might want them. These were perfectly good pans but for me they had been rendered obsolete when I was birthday-and-Christmas-gifted with newer, fancier stuff. They were gone before my meeting was over, thus revealing a need – many of the clients of ECHOS lack certain necessities such as cooking pots and skillets – and a solution – I and many of my foodie friends have more perfectly good pots, pans, skillets, cookie sheets, hand mixers, etc. than we can use or even really have room for. So this Friday, September 29th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Cathy and I will be at ECHOS with several delicious Cavas (Spanish sparkling wines – it’s a thing) and appropriate Spanish nibbles to offer anyone wanting to drop-off gently-used cookware or any non-perishable foods (for ECHOS food pantry) for ECHOS to distribute.
Please let me know by email (BearDalton@mac.com) if you plan to drop by, just so I can be sure to have enough bubbles to go around. By the way, since the last time I was at ECHOS, I have identified several more implements to donate.
ECHOS is located on the back corner of the parking lot of The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, at 9600 South Gessner Road (the southwest corner of Gessner and Bissonnet).
ECHOS is a non-profit organization (501(C)3 corporation) connecting people in need with the health, social, and educational resources that can improve their lives. ECHOS’ mission is to connect people in need with health, social and educational resources that can improve their lives.
ECHOS provides on-site help to families who are unable to access affordable health care and who do not have medical insurance coverage in completing and submitting applications for healthcare and social services.
ECHOS offers on-site health care services and screenings promoting healthier and more productive lives including Children’s Immunizations, Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings, Vision Screenings, Well and sick child check ups, and Dental care.
ECHOS also assistclients in meeting basic needs and self-sufficiency. Assistance is free and includes: Food from the Food Pantry, Food Fairs and Mini Health Fairs, English-as-a-second-language, Computer literacy, and Domestic violence support groups on campus.
The “E” in ECHOS, the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is located at 9600 South Gessner Road. Epiphany is where I go to church and where I raised my kids. While I no longer live in the area, I went to Sharpstown High School and used to pass Epiphany on the way to and from school. The area has changed since then; Epiphany has changed along with it and now boasts one of the most diverse congregations in Houston. ECHOS is Epiphany’s outreach to the local community.