This year Nothnagle’s Webster branch donated for the Holidays through the
Eastern Service Workers Association. The branch sponsored two families in November with complete food baskets and sponsored two families in December with food and gifts for all family members, one of which has 7 children. ESWA is a self-help, all-volunteer membership association located on Bay Street, made up of Monroe County’s working and unemployed poor. It was founded in Rochester in 1976 by low-income service workers and their families, who banded together with concerned community residents to address survival needs and build permanent solutions to their poverty conditions. The organization benefits its members’ poverty conditions with emergency food, clothing, legal advice, preventative medical care and job referrals. This assistance is available to members free of charge.