By Dominic Fariello of Law Offices of Dominic O. Fariello, P.A. posted in Charity on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Charity for Wheelchairs 4 Kids Has Best Year Ever
On Friday, May 1, 2015, Dominic Fariello and several other members of the community gathered for a fun event to raise money for Wheelchairs 4 Kids at Charley’s Steakhouse in Tampa.
The event was a mock trial, with all “felons” being held until their “bail” donation goal was met, complete with Steve and Julie Weintraub of Gold and Diamond Source as the judges. Children who had previously received wheelchairs from Wheelchairs 4 Kids were at the event laughing and enjoying the spectacle as well.
The event was the most successful fundraising effort in the Wheelchairs 4 Kids history, raising over $50,000.
“It was just amazing. They made a mock jail facility right there at Charley’s. My bond was $3,000, but I was fortunate enough to raise $5,000, and the money is still coming in,” says Fariello of the event and continuous stream of donations.
“You can donate anytime, not just when I’m thrown in jail,” he then says with a smirk.
ABOUT DOMINIC “THE DOM” FARIELLO
Dominic Fariello graduated with a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, the Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He currently runs his own law practice in Tampa, FL, in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, traffic law and family law.
His show, “Ask the Dom,” on 102.5 The Bone, airs live on Sundays from 10:00 AM to noon. On the show, he offers free legal advice to callers, and guests add their professional perspective on topics in their field of interest. For more information, visit askthedom.com
ABOUT WHEELCHAIRS 4 KIDS
In addition to providing well-fitted, well-equipped wheelchairs, Wheelchairs 4 Kids provides ramps, wheelchair lifts, and home modifications, and is looking to incorporate playgrounds in the future. Our goal is to give every child with mobility challenges the best opportunity to live life to its fullest. For more information, visit wheelchairs4kids.org.