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ESR’s Dancing into the Sunshine fundraiser raises money for programs

Winston-Salem, NC – Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) hosted their annual Dancing into the Sunshine fundraiser event at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter from 4-7:30 PM on Sunday, June 12 to honor donors and ESR’s 57 years of service in the Winston-Salem area.

The Dancing into the Sunshine fundraiser was a chance for ESR to raise funds for their respective programs and services. This was also a time for donors, partners, and friends to conjure up moments of rapport. Likewise, with staff, clients and community partners, they were able to network with participants and gain an understanding of ESR’s impact.

A night of dinner, music, dancing, and a silent auction all contributed to a celebration and fundraiser for ESR’s success. The speakers that were in attendance included Darlene Vinson who was the Mistress of Ceremony, Marsha Smith who serves as the ESR board chair, Robert Worley who spoke on his Housing Success Story, and Diedre Hill—an ESR board member—and Twana Roebuck honored members of the Lousie G. Wilson Legacy Society.

This event is thankful for this year’s sponsors such as Winston-Salem Federal Credit Union, Innovation Quarter, ACEY Group, Tonya Bellanger, Blanco Tackaberry, City of Winston-Salem, Craige Jenkins Liipfert and Walker LLP, Elite Healthcare Group, Jackie Outley/Vote Out Poverty USA, M&F Bank, Carol Mitchell, Quality Education Academy, Brenda Redd, Marsha Smith, Reba Warren, Winston-Salem Federal Credit Union, and Winston-Salem State University Foundation.

ESR is the only non-profit Community Action Agency in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area that has a mission to empower economic self-reliance for the working low-income and homeless. The programs provided by ESR help with finding housing, teaching clients how to save, budget, improve credit scores, provide assistance for education, and build assets like homeownership.

For more information on ESR’s services visit ESR’s website at www.eisr.org or call 336-722-9400.

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