In 2004, Deborah and her son met a third grader who was about to be retained for the second time for failing the CRCT test. Many of these children shouldered tremendous family burdens which stifled their ability to learn: They are victims of violence, come from single-parent households, live in poverty, have incarcerated or deceased parents, or have family members battling drug dependency. They wanted to do something about it and formed the Each One Reach One Community Impact Project, Inc. (EORO) as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The primary focus of EORO is to help students from disadvantaged circumstances improve their academic skills; understand the connection between education and positive life choices; enable them to realize their full potential as self-sufficient, responsible and loving citizens; foster healthy supportive relationships with adults and make a positive difference in the community.
Through her Each 1 Reach 1 Foundation, Deborah works with many Project Partners who allow her organization to provide services while able to receive funding which helps keep the organizations spirit of compassion alive. It is a WIN WIN for everyone!
Adopt a Unit
Grady Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Health System patients and staff rely on community in-kind donations to provide the best care possible, to proceed with everyday tasks and create a better environment for patients and staff. E1R1 has adopted the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by providing some of its basic needs as well as providing volunteers to help with feeding the babies.