Ellis County Outreach
What is this organization about?
Why was this started?
Testimonials from those who have been helped:
"This Organization has done more for me than just giving me food when I was hungry, and clothes on my back when I had none. They prayed with me when I had no one left and helped me more than I could ever imagine." -Anonymous Recipient
How has ECO influenced the community?
Ellis County Outreach has made a huge impact on the community by going beyond their first main goal of eliminating hungry residents. First operating out of private homes, churches, and garages, ECO's impact was very limited. Their lack of resources severely influenced their ability to provide for those in need. In the late 90's, ECO merged with another social service organization: Red Oak Area Outreach. Now with a broader base and intertwined resources, both groups continued to serve the needs of the community.
Currently, they have won over the confidence and trust of a donor base that includes approximately 25 churches, individual donors, the TXU Energy Assistance Program and the North Texas Food Bank. 100% of every single donation goes directly to benefit the recipients who seek assistance from the agency. The Pennies from Heaven thrift store operated by Ellis Country Outreach finances administrative costs and expenses.