Local Law Firm Allows Employees to Choose Worthy Charities

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The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin held a bake sale to raise money for their Social Services Committee to distribute amongst charities their employees suggested.

“I’m a cancer survivor and have been a longtime supporter of the Cornucopia House,” said Farrin employee Ellen Easterly.

Earlier this summer, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin held a bake sale to raise money for their Social Services Committee to distribute amongst charities their employees suggested.

“I’m a cancer survivor and have been a longtime supporter of the Cornucopia House,” said Farrin employee Ellen Easterly. “They really helped my family and me through my journey and, with the downturn of the economy, they’ve really struggled with decreased donations. It meant so much to me that the Firm came together to help support them at my suggestion.”

Cornucopia House was one of five charities chosen for the event. The others were World Relief, The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Lincoln Community Health Center and The Lupus Foundation of America. According to organizer Jennifer Duffy, the firm is increasing their focus on health and wellness this year, so the Social Services Committee sought nominations to organizations devoted to health issues.

At the bake sale, employees set up “information stations” with poster boards and pamphlets about their chosen charity organizations.

“We were absolutely overflowing with baked goods,” Duffy said. “We had to extend the sale an extra day and even then we had goodies left over. It was really wonderful to see how many employees supported one another and the charities they cared about. Overall we raised over $1000 to donate – I think it was a huge success.”

Duffy was not alone in her sentiments. According to Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Shareholder and Social Services Committee Chair attorney Tara Williams, the Committee thought the bake sale was so successful they hope to make it an annual event.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to support local charities and get employees involved in the process,” Williams said. “This event allowed us to focus on health and wellness, which is in keeping with another goal of the Firm, and generated such an outpouring of support, we believe employees have an interest in repeating the event in the future.”

ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES SCOTT FARRIN:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 32 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.

Contact Information:
Eric Sanchez
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
866-844-4262

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