Calling it the monthly "Charity Thrift Sale," the volunteers at the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) are on duty today, Nov. 17, to sell discounted clothes and small household items.
These items are received weekly from the residents of Greater Brandon, who support the food bank and clothes closet with donations of gently used items to help neighbors struggling through tough times.
Once a month ECHO opens its storefront to the general public, which allows the non-profit to clear overstocked items and raise money for other needs that people have, such as perishable food items.
ECHO is available to people who, because of emergency situations, are having trouble paying for food, clothes and other items. A person can used ECHO services up to four times on one lifetime.
ECHO is at 507 North Parsons Ave. in Brandon, north of Brandon Boulevard, just over the railroad tracks on the east side of the street.
The Nov. 17 Charity Thrift Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.