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ESR Families Adopted for Easter

Experiment in Self-Reliance hosted a Day of Caring Easter Giveaway during the week of March 21. In partnership with St. Leo’s Catholic Church, more than 25 clients and their families in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County were adopted and received food and Easter basket items.

St. Leo’s contacted ESR wanting to give families in need the opportunity to enjoy Easter. ESR Case Managers then contacted the families and arranged for pickup. Items ranged from ham and bread to Easter baskets full of candy.

Zach, a client of ESR, was grateful for the help he received through the donations from St. Leo’s and ESR. “Thank you, [St. Leo’s] for doing what you are doing. I appreciate it. [ESR is] very helpful. Cooperative. Much needed in the community. They provide a great service.”

Shantel, also a client of ESR, was a recipient of the donation from St. Leo’s. When she came to ESR, she didn’t have childcare. After working with her case manager, she was able to secure reliable childcare for her kids. “Without the childcare, I would have lost my job, I would have lost my employment, where I stay at, and all that. I am grateful for that, and my kids will be able to eat on Easter, and they will be able to have something good for easter.”

“The donations from St. Leo’s are always very beneficial to our clients,” said Brigette Stowe, Orientation and Eligibility Specialist and coordinator of Days of Caring. “They always go above and beyond and ensure our clients receive top quality goods that will last them for a while. Clients are so grateful when they receive [food and toys] from St. Leo’s because many of the donations given to the families would not have been obtained otherwise, especially during the holidays.”

ESR would like to send a special thanks to St. Leo’s Catholic Church for their generous donation and for providing hope to families this Easter holiday. For more information about ESR and their services, visit their website at www.eisr.org or call 336.722.9400.


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