Casual 4A Cause: Ending Homelessness is this Friday, April 12, 2024, We are turning Evansville Purple!


EVANSVILLE, IN: This Friday, April 12th, the ECHO Housing and Community Development team will be out in the community promoting some of the businesses and organizations that are participating in our very first “Casual for a Cause: Ending Homelessness” campaign. This awareness and fundraising initiative will support ECHO Housing’s seven, soon-to-be eight homeless service programs.

We invite all media contacts to join us in the community as we sell bracelets and recognize the partners and businesses that help us work to end homelessness. The locations & times we have secured so far are listed below. We will likely have more security tomorrow (Thursday). You can reach me at the info above to find more times/locations.

We encourage everyone (all our news media friends) to participate in Casual for a Cause by purchasing a purple bracelet ($ 2 each) and wearing purple on Friday, April 12! Help us make a positive impact in the lives of those in need. Your involvement can make a difference.

Ways to participate:

• Go to one of the 18 businesses or organizations all over town that have agreed to sell bracelets (list attached) and buy a bracelet for $2. You can also thank the business for supporting our work!

• If you are wearing purple in support of Homelessness Awareness on Friday 4/12, take a selfie and post it to social media and tag ECHO Housing – @ECHOHousingCorp. You can also use the hashtags: #C4CEndingHomelessness and #ECHOHousing

• For more information about Casual for a Cause and how you can get involved, please visit or contact Kim Armstrong at

Businesses/Organizations selling bracelets on behalf of ECHO Housing:

Donte’s Pizza

River Bend Association

Highland Inn

Bobaccino’s Café

Goodman Creek Furniture & Appliance

American Legion in Newburgh

Order of the Owls

A2Z Vape on N. GreenRiver

Schulthies Insurance

Give a Dog a Bone

Blooming Boutique

Molly’s Upscale Consignment Boutique

GD Ritzy’s (West)

Barker Brewhouse

Waylon’s Diner on Main

Eagles on 1st Ave

Conner Lock

NuSpace Moving

Many more businesses and employees bought bracelets to wear on Friday in support of ECHO – their names can be found on our Facebook page

Schedule and Locations we will be on Friday 4/12:

11:30 am – In front of Angie Laugel Studio – 2015 W. Franklin Street & Lili Lu Designs 2203 W. Franklin

12:00 pm – Savannah Wood, CEO, goes on Facebook Live in front of Angie Laugel’s studio.

12:45-1 pm – Delivering bracelets to our partners at Carver Community Organization 400 SE 8th Street.

We will likely have more security tomorrow. You can reach me at the info above to find more