Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) will be hosting their inaugural Stomp Out Poverty Event on July 18th from 8am-12pm in the parking lot of their new facility at 3480 Dominion Street.
Stomp Out Poverty is a community fair that hopes to bring the Winston Salem community together and raise awareness about poverty in Forsyth County. The event also aims to give insight on various community resources.
Several community vendors will be in attendance to display their crafts, and promote their products and services. The event will also host ESR’s annual community yard sale.
Food trucks will be on the campus and a variety of step teams and dance groups will provide entertainment.
Community resources participating in the Stomp Out Poverty include The Point, a mobile unit that travels to various locations in the county to provide financial literacy awareness and information on community resources. Winston Salem State University will be providing free health screenings. POSSE will be available to provides HIV and STI screenings and education. A variety of other community resources will be on hand and Mayor Allen Joines will be stopping by to discuss his new poverty-ending initiative.
ESR will also have staff on hand to provide information about the many services they provide to the community, which include tax preparation services, home ownership programs, and assistance in stabilizing employment, housing, financial, familial, and psychological circumstances in a way that helps achieve the highest possible standard of living. ESR works to eliminate poverty and homelessness by helping people help themselves with a goal of empowering people to become self-reliant.
For more information if you would like to participate or sign up to be a vendor visit ESR online HERE or call 336.722.9400.