ECHO is proud to provide assistance to special case families facing challenging health situations that can benefit from receiving cannabidiol (CBD)-based products, financial aid, or both. The amount and frequency of product donations and financial aid awards are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Here’s the step-by-step process for applying to become an ECHO Sponsored Family:
Check to see whether you qualify to become an ECHO sponsored family
ECHO considers offering charitable donations to families that meet the necessary criteria. While we maintain an open application process and will consider each request we receive, our Application Team and the Board of ECHO do take certain criteria into account.
Your family’s medical expenses, income status and whether you’re on Medicaid, financial aid, or participating in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) may influence whether an application is approved. Whether you’re already utilizing CBD-based products for therapeutic purposes will also weigh into your application evaluation.
ECHO will more likely approve applications from families facing specific illnesses that have been shown to benefit from the administering of CBD by published cannabinoid research. CBD has been found to potentially reduce or even eliminate seizures, manage pain, and to inhibit the progression of some cancers. Studies have also shown CBD to have antioxidant and neuroprotective properties, and subsequently beneficial for countering neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and for offering healing properties to related to spinal cord diseases and injuries, traumatic brain injuries and stroke. There are many more conditions, diseases and symptoms that have shown to improve with CBD. You can learn more about CBD’s potential therapeutic benefits here.
Collect all materials you’ll need for your application
During the application process, you will be asked to upload photos and/or specific documents. In addition to your personal information, the ECHO application will ask for specifics about the condition facing you or your family member. We also humbly request a cover letter and your latest tax documents. An image or photo of you or your loved one is not mandatory, but encouraged. Please keep in mind that all submissions are confidential.
Visit the ECHO application page
You can find the application to become an ECHO Sponsored Family here. Please fill out the form completely and upload all the requested documents. File sizes should not exceed 10MB. We prefer that you upload files in PDF, .png (high-quality image), .jpg (image), or MS Word document format.
Wait for a reply from ECHO
Our Application Team and the Board of ECHO evaluate every ECHO Sponsored Family application. Please allow us up to 30 days after your submission for a reply due to the volume of applications we receive.