The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb hosts a dunk tank at the South Florida Fair to raise funds and awareness to combat hunger in our county.
Are you planning to be at the Fair this weekend? Do you have a pitcher’s arm? Ever wanted to dunk a lawyer in a big, cold tank of water? You’ll have that chance as the South Florida Fair opens this weekend, starting on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 11 a.m. through Sunday evening, January 19th, 2014.
The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. of West Palm Beach, Florida will have a dunk tank at their exhibitor’s booth, promoting the “Dunk-A-Lawyer” campaign. A $1 donation will get you three balls and three chances to dunk one of the lawyers from the firm. Every dollar raised will go to The Palm Beach County Food Bank.
The campaign was the brainchild of Craig Goldenfarb, who regularly attends the Fair as a sponsor and exhibitor. But this year, he wanted to create a vendor space with a purpose. Rather than just put flyers about the firm on his table, Craig decided to organize a partnership with the Fair’s “Dream Big” initiative, which aims to collect as many cans of food and dollars as possible for a local food bank.
As it turns out, a dunk tank was just the sort of shenanigans this kind of campaign needed to take off.
“As soon as we announced to our firm that we would sponsor a dunk tank, volunteers poured in. It has really energized and excited our staff. Our goal is to generate the same level of excitement and enthusiasm from fairgoers so it translates into dollars for the Palm Beach County Food Bank, an organization with a mission that is more critical to our county’s future than most people realize”, said Craig Goldenfarb.
Statistics show 1 in 6 people in Palm Beach County, or about 17% of our residents, do not know where their next meal will come from. In South Florida, it’s even worse, with nearly a million people struggling to feed themselves.
Of that population, an estimated 300,000, or one-third, are children.
“Hunger is a real need that exists right here in our backyard. One of the ways we can respond is to constantly raise awareness of this issue. While a dunk tank is rather theatrical, if it attracts a lot of people and attention, we will have an opportunity to raise more money and awareness than we would have if we were to simply ask for donations”, said Spencer Kuvin, lead litigator at the firm. “To that end, and I speak for everyone involved here, I can’t wait to climb into that tank this weekend”.
Craig Goldenfarb plans on being in the dunk tank this weekend himself. Spencer Kuvin is committing to being in the tank on Saturday afternoon. Director of Food Programming and Operations for the Palm Beach County Food Bank Brian Phelan is committing to a turn in the tank on Saturday afternoon. Lawyers and staff from The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb will be at the booth accepting dollars for a chance to dunk the lawyers and volunteers all weekend, from Friday, January 17th, 2014 through early evening on Sunday, January 19th, 2014.
A date to present the check to the Palm Beach County Food Bank on the main stage at the Fair has not yet been set, but will likely be planned for the following weekend.
About The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A.
LOCG is a West Palm Beach-based personal injury law firm. Active in the community and charitable causes, our mission everyday is to be the most trusted firm in Palm Beach County.
About the Palm Beach County Food Bank
The PBC Food Bank is a non-profit organization that rescues, collects and distributes food to agencies that take on the daily responsibility of feeding the hungry. Read more at www.pbcfoodbank.org.