service projects

Positively impact the causes that matter to you. 

While the members of ESA are united by their desire to give back, each individual has different interests. By giving members the freedom and support to pursue the causes that matter to them, we’ve created a well-rounded community service program that enriches our members, broadens our reach, and leaves an even greater impact. This flexibility provides the rewarding opportunities that instill passion, understanding, and lasting memories in all of our members.


National Service Projects.



Support individuals with Autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities and other special needs. Learn more

Hope For Heroes
Honor and appreciate our country’s service men and women, their families, and veterans. Learn more




Share the gift of reading with children, seniors, and the disadvantaged. Learn more


Fight Domestic Violence
Raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence and assult. Learn more






Warm Welcome
Support newborns and their families who need a helping hand. Learn more


"Alone I cannot be of much help; with ESA I have the opportunity to really make a difference."


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


In 1972, ESA adopted St. Jude as its major philanthropic project. Since then ESA has raised more than $250 million in cash and pledges – enabling the hospital to continue to treat thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses. Learn more


With programs, information and support, ESA helps its members make a positive difference in the world, as shown through our more than 45 years of dedication to St. Jude.


Local service - causes you support


As a member of ESA, you aren’t limited regarding the causes and organizations you can support. We want you to create new projects and introduce other members to different service opportunities – as this furthers our education, broadens our interests, and enables us to make an even bigger impact. Learn more

Our members provide more than 850,000 direct service hours annually. Members and chapters raise money and awareness for local, national, and international charities.

Participate Online.


Regardless of where you live, you can connect with other members of ESA online. Share ideas and encouragement, participate in discussions, and even make some new friends – all from the convenience of your computer. Learn more




More than 80% of our members say they joined for new opportunities to volunteer and stay for the lifelong friendships.


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