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Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation Helps 500 Students Prepare for School

Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation Helps 500 Students Prepare for School

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.”

 

Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation Helps 500 Students Prepare for School

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.

Race results:

Gold
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

Silver:
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.

Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation 5K Run flyer

Javerbaum Wurgaft Foundation to Host “We Got Your Back” Annual 5K Charity Run

By JW Law

The Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation is hosting its 1st annual 5K run/walk, titled “We Got Your Back,” on Sunday, August 27. Money raised from the event will be used to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for local students in Newark.
“We are excited to launch our first annual charity run that will benefit children and families right here in our community,” said Eric Kahn, managing shareholder, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C., a boutique law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Georgia. “Encouraging education and healthy living is part of our core here at Javerbaum Wurgaft, and we hope to help even more students in the years to come.”
The race will start and finish at the Branch Brook Park in Newark. Participants can register in several ways: To pre-register online for $25 (+$1.75 service fee) click www.imathlete.com/events/wegotyourback. For mail in registrations, fill out the We Got Your Back 5K Run mail in registration form and send in with a check payable to Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation at 505 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. Participants can also register in-person on the day of the event for $35. Spot registration will start at 7 A.M, and the race will begin at 8 A.M. Registration fees are non-refundable.

 

Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation 5K Run flyer

 

 

 

The race course for the back to school 5K run/walk is a United States of America Track, and Field (USATF) certified, ideal for experienced runners. The race, however, is not limited to experienced runners is open to runners, walkers of all levels.
“This event is designed for athletes of all levels. The idea behind the race is to bring the community together while raising funds for a good cause,” said Diane Cardoso, race director, and partner at the law firm of Javerbaum Wurgaft. “Backpacks will be distributed for local Newark youths so that they have the tools they need to prepare for the school year.”

 

All participants will receive t-shirts and goody bags. Race winners will be recognized in two categories and awards will be given to the best-timed female and male runners.
Have questions about the race? Please contact Jinal Shah at (973) 379-4200 or jshah@lawjw.com. You may also go online to www.imathlete.com/events/wegotyourback for the certified course map.

 

About Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation:
Javerbaum Wurgaft Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in January 2016. The goal of the corporation is to help people who are experiencing financial difficulties. The foundation collects donations and distributes them to benefit those individuals and/or families in our communities who need it the most.