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Community Adopts ESR Families for Christmas

Experiment in Self-Reliance hosted a Day of Caring in celebration of Christmas on December 14, 2015. In partnership with St. Leos Catholic Church and Mr. Robert Alphin, more than 20 families in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area were adopted for Christmas and were provided with toys and necessities, and a Christmas meal.

St. Leo’s and Mr. Alphin contacted ESR, wanting to give families in need the opportunity to enjoy Christmas. ESR case managers then contacted the families and arranged for pickup. Gifts ranged from bikes, to clothes and turkeys.

Angell, a client of ESR who is working her way through school, was grateful for the help. “Everybody needs help. It is just a blessing to help one another and to be able to reach out to someone in need of help. At the end of the day, I am just grateful and thankful for the ones that were able to reach out and assist me in everything that they could help me with, as well as helping myself to go out and better myself in every situation I find myself in.”

ESR would like to give a special thanks to St. Leo’s Catholic Church and Mr. Alphin for their generous donation and for providing hope to families this holiday season. For information on ESR’s services, visit their website at www.eisr.org or call 336-722-9400.

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