Pay It Forward Scholarship winner, Morgan Bergeron, who also works at the firm, performed the digital drawing which selected Judy of Lafayette as the grand prize winner of our Facebook iPad Giveaway.
What happened next was an even greater story of "Paying it Forward” and is a testament to Judy’s generosity and the power of a strong community.
It took only a moment of consideration, but Judy decided to gift her iPad to a friend who had recently reached out to her: A Super Dad in Need. With full custody of his
three girls he works hard at four jobs to put them through Catholic school, make ends meet and pay alimony. Many times he still depends on the help of his supportive friends to get by.
After learning that Judy received her brand new iPad, this single father offered to pay her for it, so one of his daughters could have it for schoolwork. Judy refused the money, and that same day delivered the iPad to him.
In the letter she wrote to us describing the story she says, "We appreciate everything you have done for the young people in our community” and closes with
"Yes, Lafayette is strong”. Through Judy’s big heart, a fun giveaway has become so much more. We applaud her for her Pay It Forward kindness, and are proud to be a part of a community of thoughtful givers.
Thank you to all who participated in the iPad Giveaway. Please be on the lookout for future giveaways and upcoming community events, where you may have the chance to become a winner.