Who Will Be The Next Mr. Or Ms. ECHO?

Ms. ECHO, Nicole Pinner, represented ECHO at the annual 4th of July Parade. This is just one of the benefits you could receive if you are crowned Mr. or Ms. ECHO at the 10th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fashion Show set for Saturday, October 6.

The Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) will host its 10th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fashion Show on Saturday, October 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. atHillsboroughCommunity College’sBrandoncampus in their auditorium located at10414 E. Columbus Dr.inTampa. Students ages five to 18 who want to participate can register for the show at www.echofl.org.

Each model must raise a minimum of $100.00 to participate, but all models are encouraged to raise as much as they can. The model who raises the most money will be crowned 2012 Mr. or Ms. ECHO at the show. Models can choose fashions provided by Kohl’s. Each model receives two tickets to the show. Additional tickets can be purchased.

Nicole Pinner of Valrico is the reigning Ms. ECHO. Pinner, who will be a sophomore atBloomingdaleHigh Schoolthis fall, raised $330.00. Pinner had the honor of representing ECHO at the Annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the Community Roundtable. Pinner had participated in the show for three years and will once again work to raise money for ECHO and will participate in the upcoming show in October.

Stacey Efaw, Executive Director of ECHO said, “With over 20% of children inFloridaexperiencing food insecurity, it is fitting that children are the models and help us raise money. This is ECHO’s largest annual fundraiser. We could not serve over 11,000 residents each year, half of whom are children, without the support of wonderfully generous residents such as Nicole and her family.”

Over the years, students have come up with innovative ways of raising money including setting up lemonade stands, selling homemade goods and soliciting funds from local businesses.

ECHO will celebrate 25 years of serving area residents in need by providing them with food and clothing on an emergency basis. ECHO is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit who relies on the generosity of the community.

The 10th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fashion Show is presented by Publix Supermarket Charities, Inc.

If you like to model fashions and want to receive the honor of being crowned Mr. or Ms. ECHO, sign up to participate in this fabulous event at www.echofl.org.