Every Citizen Has Opportunities Inc., a Leesburg-based nonprofit serving individuals with disabilities, is trying out something new to raise money for its work—advertising on its vehicles.
According to ECHO spokeswoman Erica Lengerman, vehicle advertising is now being offered as “an easy, cost-effective and highly visible means of getting your message out to our local Loudoun and Fairfax community.”
ECHO runs nearly 40 buses and vans, which transport program participants to and from their homes and 18 job sites. They average 300,000 miles annually.
“On a daily basis our fleet travels the busy roads and highways in Loudoun and Fairfax during morning and afternoon rush hours,” stated ECHO CEO Paul Donohue, Jr. “This is a great opportunity for businesses to build their brand and market their products and services considering how many people will see their ad. At the same time, the revenue generated will help ECHO with the significant costs we incur in providing transportation services to the adults with disabilities we serve every day.”
Since 1975 ECHO’s mission has been to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their best level of personal, social and economic success. ECHO provides a full suite of employment services for adults with disabilities, including training, job hiring assistance, employment opportunities and transportation to and from work.