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Kids’ Chance of New Jersey Needs Your Help in Fundraising Raffle for Students

By on August 10, 2022 in Other with 0 Comments

On behalf of Capehart Scatchard and Kids’ Chance of New Jersey, I want to thank all of you who have been supporting KCNJ over the past several years.  We deeply appreciate all your assistance in helping KCNJ accomplish its mission of providing college scholarships to children whose parents have been seriously injured or killed in work accidents. 

Last month, KCNJ was able to conduct its annual Gala for the first time in three years. At the Gala, 10 students received a check for $10,000 towards college.  The inability to have a Gala in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic has diminished the funds KCNJ has available for students. As a fundraising effort, KCNJ is selling raffle tickets for $10 apiece. The winners will be drawn on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the KCNJ Inaugural Golf Outing.

Prizes are as follows:

  • Grand Prize is a $1,500.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Prize is a 32” Blackstone Grill
  • 3rd Prize is a Nintendo Switch Game System
  • 4th Prize is a Yeti Roadie Hard Cooler

Let me introduce you to the talented young woman Capehart Scatchard sponsored with a $5,000 scholarship this year: Alejandra Soto.  She is in her third year at Rutgers University. Here is her story in Alejandra’s own words: 

My name is Alejandra Soto and I will be a junior at Rutgers Newark School of Criminal Justice and am looking to pursue a career in law enforcement. I would like to work for the FBI, though I know that is a highly competitive job to get. I will most likely go for police level or state trooper level work until I manage to work my way up to the FBI. A large part of the reason I want to go into the field of law enforcement is because of the role law enforcement plays in accidents like the one my father had. Law enforcement protect and help people in situations like the one my family and I have lived through and I want to be able to be some sort of support for people living through something similar.

In 2006, my father was working for an overhead door installation company when the accident happened. While he was working, a part of the equipment he was using broke and flew into his face. The piece was sharp and cost him an eye. The damage could have been fatal, had the piece gone further into his head. Since the accident happened, I was only four years old, I do not actually remember much from that time, but I know my mom was heavily burdened. She had to work, take care of me and my seven-year-old sister, and take care of my father. My father had been the main provider for our family and it took a toll on us when he was unable to continue doing so.

We want to help Alejandra and all the fantastic students of KCNJ.  A college education continues to be so important to the pursuit of knowledge and to financial security.  Any contribution you can make will help Kids’ Chance make a difference in the lives of students whose parents simply do not have the financial resources to pay for college on account of their work injuries.

Thank you all again for your continued support of KCNJ.  If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket or make a donation, please make checks payable to Kids’ Chance of New Jersey and mail them to the following address:

Capehart Scatchard
Attn: Carol Wright
8000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300-S
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

If you wish to pay with a credit card, please contact Carol Wright at cwright@capehart.com or 609-234-1776.

Raffle tickets may also be purchased through Ashley Palkewick, VP for Kids’ Chance of New Jersey, using her Venmo @AshleyPalkewick or Cash App $AshleyPalkewick.



About the Author

About the Author:

John H. Geaney, a shareholder and co-chair of Capehart Scatchard's Workers' Compensation department, began an email newsletter entitled Currents in Workers’ Compensation, ADA and FMLA in 2001 in order to keep clients and readers informed on leading developments in these three areas of law. Since that time he has written over 500 newsletter updates.

Mr. Geaney is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Adjusters & Employers. The manual is distributed by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). He also authored an ADA and FMLA manual as distributed by NJICLE. If you are interested in purchasing the manual, please contact NJICLE at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at www.njicle.com.

Mr. Geaney represents employers in the defense of workers’ compensation, ADA and FMLA matters. He is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of the American Bar Association and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a workers’ compensation law attorney. He is one of two firm representatives to the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. He has served on the Executive Committee of Capehart Scatchard for over ten (10) years.

A graduate of Holy Cross College summa cum laude, Mr. Geaney obtained his law degree from Boston College Law School. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by his peers and Law and Politics. He serves as Vice President of the Friends of MEND, the fundraising arm of a local charitable organization devoted to promoting affordable housing.

Capehart Scatchard is a full service law firm with offices in Mt. Laurel and Trenton, New Jersey. The firm represents employers and businesses in a wide variety of areas, including workers’ compensation, civil litigation, labor, environmental, business, estates and governmental affairs.


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