St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Omega House Psi Phi Fraternity, and the ACEY Group adopted more than 30 Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) clients this 2021 Christmas season.
ESR clients were adopted by the local organizations to help ensure they received groceries, food for a Christmas meal, and presents for kids and their parents.
The donations helped alleviate some of the stress that holidays often bring, especially those with a limited budget. Families are matched with a donor, and there may be multiple sponsors to ensure each family has what they need. Donations are based on family size.
Clients and families were thankful for the unexpected help they received. “This is such a blessing! Thank you, [donors] for all the work you’ve done for us,” one mother of three said. “My kids are going to have a great Christmas now.”
For more information about ESR or how to give, visit www.eisr.org or call 336-722-9400.
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ESR is a non-profit Community Action Agency. Its mission is to empower social and economic self-reliance for the working low-income and homeless. Programs serve the working low to moderate income population in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, helping people locate safe and affordable housing, increase their education, attend financial education classes, have their taxes prepared at no cost and more.