By JW Law
Five-hundred students from the Boys and Girls Club of Newark will start the school year off on the right foot.
On Friday, August 25th, Javerbaum Wurgaft (JW) Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the law firm of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C., distributed backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students in need.
The Foundation organized its first annual “We Got Your Back” 5K charity run/walk, and through generous contributions from sponsors, donors, and participants, the foundation purchased 500 backpacks and school supplies, including folders, pencils, glue, crayons, and scissors.
“The idea behind the charity event is to help bridge the gap between disadvantage and academic success by providing students with essential school supplies. We received an overwhelming response from the community, with running clubs and local businesses supporting the campaign,” said Eric Kahn, managing shareholder of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C.
On Friday, the firm’s partners distributed the backpacks to the students from the club; just in time for the school year.
“We know that the club members at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark will benefit from the school supplies that Javerbaum Wurgaft Foundation has donated,” said Rodney Fuller, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark. “We’re excited that all 500 children we serve in our after school program will receive a backpack to kick-off the academic year.”
The backpack distribution drive was made possible thanks to the sponsors, donors, and participants who participated in the foundation’s first annual charity run held on Sunday, August 27th at the Branch Brook Park in Newark.
The inaugural race saw over a hundred registrants from all over New Jersey. Participants of all ages and abilities ran/walked the USATF certified race. They were cheered on by friends, family members and volunteers as they crossed the finish line.
“This event was a wonderful opportunity to have our firm give back to the community that we have been representing for 40 years. It was a great experience to have so many sponsors and individuals come and support the run/walk and help us raise funds for such a worthy cause”, said Diane Cardoso, race director, and partner at the law firm of Javerbaum Wurgaft.
Best overall and best-timed female: Jayne Macedo with a time of 21:21
Best-timed male: Pedro Macedo with a time of 21:47
Best-timed female: Fran Merendino with a time of 27:45
Best-timed male: Paul Sommer with a time of 22:03
Click here for photos of backpack distribution and here for the back to school 5k charity run.
About Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation:
The Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 2016. Our law firm has been representing clients who have been injured at the hands of other’s negligence for almost 40 years. The purpose of our Charitable Foundation is to give back to those within the communities that we serve who demonstrate a financial need.
About Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.:
Founded in 1978, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. is a litigation boutique with numerous attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in civil trial practice, criminal trial practice and workers’ compensation matters. The firm boasts six New Jersey locations, with offices in Springfield, Newark, Freehold, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, and Elizabeth, as well as additional offices in New York City and suburban Atlanta. Practice areas include immigration, personal injury, criminal defense, worker compensation and numerous other litigation specialties.