Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm has selected Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Crisis Assistance Ministry as the beneficiaries of its Charitable Fund in 2020.
Garfinkel Immigration created the fund three years ago, in commemoration of its 20th anniversary, to return a portion of its profits to the community. The Fund contributes to nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte region that empower economically marginalized and vulnerable people while supporting pluralism and embracing multiculturalism.
“We are very much connected to, and a part of, the community,” Co-Managing Partner Steven H. Garfinkel said. “We have been here, as a company, for more than 23 years, and many of our staff have deep roots in Charlotte. We embrace our responsibility to contribute to the common good and to share some of our profit, in a systemic way, with local organizations that reflect our values.”
He continued: “We are proud to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Crisis Assistance Ministry and the tireless work they do, day in and out, throughout the year, and especially this year in response to the severe economic hardships imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, founded in 1981, strives to eliminate hunger through education, advocacy and partnerships. The organization distributes more than 70 million pounds of food and other household items annually to those in need.
Crisis Assistance Ministry, meanwhile, helps those in financial crisis move toward self-sufficiency by distributing aid and conducting public advocacy. The group assisted more than 50,000 people in the Charlotte area last year.
In its professional work, the Firm enables businesses to benefit from a wealth of global talent while simultaneously establishing legal immigration pathways for vibrant families who enrich American communities.
Similarly, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm is committed to the local community as a natural extension of its efforts every day to create opportunity and dignity for people across the globe while fostering understanding and tolerance as core values. The Firm is proud to invest in local nonprofits who share our values, with gratitude to its clients who have enabled its success over many years.
Previous beneficiaries of the Fund include Safe Alliance, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (CCLA), the Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, RAICES, Care Ring and Refugee Support Services of Charlotte.